The Student Hands-On Training (SHOT) workshop provides students beginning the AFRL’s University NanoSat 8 (NS-8) program with basic space hardware hands-on and inflight training. Students learn the basics of spacecraft construction along with the teamwork and coordination involved, as well as the challenges with integration, test and launch of a satellite. During Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 of SHOT, students will construct a simple 750 gram satellite called a BalloonSat that will be launched to 30 km.  Day 4 will be devoted to launch, recovery, and data analysis of each team's BalloonSat. It should be emphasized that the SHOT training is geared for the novice experimenter. Nevertheless, it provides a complete program from requirements, design, and build, through test, launch and analysis.  


The workshop will be held on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus.  We will be meeting in several locations during the workshop.  The "home base" will be in the Discovery Learning Center.  Registration services will be in the main lobby of this building.  Other labs and rooms will be used on campus and details will be given at registration check-in. 

Additional details will be sent to you before the conference.  You should expect to receive your information packet by May 29, 2013 via email.  If you need additional information please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 303-492-3141 and ask for Chris Koehler.




This program has been organized and sponsored by the following organizations.


Colorado Space Grant Consortium

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Air Force Research Laboratory

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Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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