Calling All Satellite Scientists!

Interested in joining the CubeQuest Team next semester? You're in luck! The CU-E3 team is very interested to see how you might contribute to the success of our mission.

To get started, you can email either Charles Gillard at, Brodie Wallace at or John Sobtzak  or drop us a line on our "Contact Us" page.

Students are encouraged to enroll next semester in the ASEN 5018-016, Graduate Projects I with Dr. Scott Palo's and Marcin Pilinski's CubeSat section, but you can also get involved through independent study or volunteer opportunities! You don't have to be an aerospace engineering student to participate and get school credit for your work as either a undergraduate or graduate student.



ASEN 5018: Graduate CubeSat Design Opportunities

Info Session - Come check out our projects and discover how you can contribute

  • Date: 6 March 2019
  • Time: 5:30pm
  • Location: Lockheed Martin Room (ECAE 1B16)
  • Free pizza and no experience necessary!

The University of Colorado Boulder is competing in the NASA CubeQuest Challenge

  • $4,500,000 prize pool for designing and sending a cube-satellite, or CubeSat, to the moon and beyond
  • Since 2016, our team has won over $80,000 in a series of design reviews
  • In summer 2017 our project earned a ride to space on NASA's SLS EM-1 mission (Launch date: ~2020)

We are also building another CubeSat

  • MAXWELL is a developing project at the cutting edge of high-rate CubeSat communications

We are looking for graduate students with interest in or experience in:

  • RF communication
  • Digital communication
  • Electrical design
  • Mechanical design/Machining
  • Software development
  • Attitude determination and control
  • Orbital mechanics/mission design/trajectory
  • Fundraising, crowdfunding, social media

Class Information

  • Fall 2019 Graduate Class (3 credits), Aero Dept ASEN 5018, Dr. Pilinski section
    • Wednesday and Friday team/lab time (Room TBA in new building!): 1-3pm.  
    • Tues night project management/guest lecture: 5-6pm
  • Options for class credit, independent study, volunteering, and more
  • New members take ASEN 5018 (Pilinski section), second semester team members take ASEN 6028
  • Professor: Marcin Pilinski (
  • Principal Investigator : Dr. Scott Palo (

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