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Get creative with space! Be a satellite engineer for a day… design, build, and present your concept to your fellow satellite builders.

cassini spacecraft orbiting saturnSatellites affect our every-day lives. Mobile phones, TV channels, navigation, weather forecasts; all use satellite communications. They also play an essential role in space exploration. This workshop, developed for Upper KS2, KS3 and KS4, encompasses all of the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths); it sets out to explain why we need satellites, their myriad of uses and the de-orbit technologies currently being implemented. 

A visual presentation kicks off the session, with video footage, colourful slides and a brief talk about satellite science and technology, and the many career opportunities within the satellite industry. The talk will also discuss the cost per kilo of launching useful things into space.

Armed with their new-found knowledge, participants will then conceive, design and build their own satellite and make a short presentation to the group about its use and (depending on ability) potential launch cost.

The whole activity lasts between one and two hours, and will need a hall or classroom (with tables and chairs) to accommodate up to 30 people.

 

COSTS
The costs for our Build A Satellite workshop are:
£275 for a half day: up to 2 x workshops
£495 for a full day: up to 3 x workshops
Price includes all materials and specialist equipment.

TRAVEL & OVERNIGHT STAY
Travel is free within a 20 mile radius of Hastings, and charged at 45p per mile if you need us to travel further. And if the journey will take us over 2 hours, we may have to charge for an overnight stay which costs an extra £40. If our journey includes tolls and ferry charges, these will be added too.

LOCATION & SPACE
This workshops can take place anywhere that can accommodate a projector and screen, plus enough tables and chairs for the audience (a classroom, library, or village hall will do just fine). Participants will work in teams of two to four.

BOOKING
Once you’ve read our Workshop Booking Guidelines, please complete the Workshop Booking Form to make your booking. If you need to talk through any aspects of your booking before filling out the form, call us on 01424 420968 or send us an email.

HEALTH & SAFETY
• We hold £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance
• All of our electrical equipment is PAT tested, certificates are available on request
• All our presenters hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate and carry photo ID