|Units or mass||1U|
|Status||not launched, expected in 2024|
|Entity||Academic / Education|
Educational mission and technology demonstration using social media to send information directly from a satellite to its users.
SilverSat has a primary mission to provide science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for secondary and elementary school students in the greater Silver Spring, Maryland, area by providing innovative hands-on and collaborative opportunities to teach and inspire. SilverSat’s secondary mission is a technology demonstration using social media to send information directly from a satellite to its users and the interested public. SilverSat’s mission engages students in STEM topics by directly sending mission data and photos of the Earth through Twitter.
A space photo tweeting CubeSat that takes photos of Earth during its orbit and, when in contact with a ground station, the SilverSat CubeSat logs into Twitter and posts its photos and mission data as Tweets. Through SilverSat, we are working to accomplish mission goals and objectives that include promoting awareness of space exploration through educational outreach and serving as a technology demonstration.
SilverSat will “Tweet from space” and transmit data, including photos, through the ground station’s connection to the Internet. By using a popular social media platform, our project helps to promote awareness of and interest in Aeronautics, Space, and Science among tweens and teens. SilverSat members will post information about CubeSat project and details about mission development and write code to allow CubeSat to take and post photos from space
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