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AmbaSat Launch Newsletter – Issue 2, August 2022

Welcome to the second issue of the AmbaSat Launch newsletter. We previously talked about our focus on building educational relationships and working to deliver STEM Education. In this issue, we’ll discuss a number of in-person events that the AmbaSat team attended and also deliver an update on progress with licensing and launch.

Members of AmbaSat at Skyrora HQ in Edinburgh

Edinburgh

Astro Agency was kind enough to invite the AmbaSat Team to the Swiss Scottish Space Summit, discussing the new partnership between Switzerland and Scotland for the future Space Sector. As a result, we spoke with a number of organisations about sponsoring the AmbaSat Space Satellite Course in Schools. Discussions are ongoing but we hope to have some announcements for the next update.

After the event we were hosted by the fantastic team at Skyrora, talking about launch timelines and plans to contribute towards shaping the UK Space Sector. Thanks to Derek and Rosie for their wonderful hospitality and amazing Italian lunch!

Thanks for lunch, Skyrora!

Egglescliffe School and STEM Learning 

You may have seen that we were recently at Egglescliffe School running a ‘taster’ Bottle Rocket session for Egglescliffe students. The session involved talking to students about the basics of rocketry, building Bottle Rockets and using the AmbaSat-1 to capture each rocket’s acceleration and altitude, which was then communicated in real-time to the AmbaSat Dashboard. A great event and we look forward to running more in the future.

Students at Egglescliffe launch a Bottle Rocket with AmbaSat-1 onboard

 Barlby Community Primary School Jobs Jamboree 

Thanks to Skyrora we were invited along to a Jobs Jamboree at Barlby Community Primary School. Tag Teaming with Skyrora, we talked to around 100 primary school students about Space and Careers in the Space Sector. Once the presentations were done, we got the Stomp Rockets out and the students had a great time. 

Working with young students and witnessing their enthusiasm reaffirms our belief that STEM Education is an area that we’re very motivated to support in the future.

Nate teaches his rocket theory lesson to students

Licensing and Launch

In June we submitted our Traffic Light Assessment to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). On the launch front, we’re still in discussion with a number of providers. There is the prospect of a sounding rocket launch later in the year which will give us valuable mission data. Once we have further news, we’ll update.

Website & AmbaSat Space Satellite Course

Development of the new website is well underway. The goal is to deliver a website which reflects our business direction and that encapsulates our product offering. Watch this space…

The AmbaSat Space Satellite Course is now ready and comes with everything needed to deliver the 10-lesson course, including:

  • AmbaSat-1 Satellite Kit
  • Tutor lesson plans for each lesson
  • Study booklet: Student booklet for each lesson
  • Online videos with practical examples (soldering, coding, assembly)
  • Online coding examples, code templates & downloads
  • If you would like to know more about the AmbaSat course, please contact us: education@ambasat.com
The AmbaSat ‘Build Your Own Space Satellite’ 10-week course