Carnegie Mellon University

Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Course Information

18-874: Spacecraft Design-Build-Fly Laboratory 2




(ENROLLMENT IS BY INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL ONLY) This course is a continuation of 16-/18-873, and together these two courses make a sequence culminating in the launch of the satellite designed and built over two consecutive semesters. Spacecraft design is a truly interdisciplinary subject that draws from every branch of engineering. This course integrates broad skillsets from mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, and robotics toward the goal of designing, building, testing, and flying a small spacecraft over the course of two semesters. In this, the second semester of the two-semester sequence, students will work in subsystem teams to fabricate spacecraft components and finally integrate them into a complete spacecraft by the end of the semester. YES, WE ARE REALLY GOING TO LAUNCH A SATELLITE INTO SPACE AS PART OF THIS COURSE. Practical, hands-on, engineering skills will be emphasized, along with building and testing physical hardware and flight software.

Last Modified: 2024-01-19 1:11PM

Current session:

This course is currently being offered.

Semesters offered:

  • Spring 2024
  • Spring 2008