Chances and opportunities
If your idea is one of the best two, you will be given a budget of CHF 400 to realize your experiment. You will have the opportunity to build your CubeSat at the ARIS hub and the Student Project House. The ARIS members come from various backgrounds and are motivated to help with their experience. In the Student Project House you will have access to 3D printers, laser cutters and a wide range of other tools. In the end, your experiment will compete for the award ’Best Payload’ at the Spaceport America Cup and the prize money of up to $750 will be yours if your experiment wins.
The requirements are also opportunities. The rocket will make its way up to 10’000ft and back. During flight the experiment will be accelerated up to 11 G and during the recovery it receives a shock when the parachute deploys. Make use of this extraordinary environment to perform exciting experiments.
Your experiment must fulfil various criteria, otherwise the payload either does not qualify for an award at the
Spaceport America Cup or it endangers the rocket during flight. The following criteria need to be fulfilled by
The CubeSat is located in the upper part of the rocket.
It is embedded in the inner structure and surrounded by an outer shell. Thus, it will not be possible to accesses the atmosphere or use barometers.
It will be built into the rocket 16 hours before launch and cannot be accessed afterwards.
The CubeSat will be provided by ARIS and ensures a secure implementation into the rocket. There are small
mounting structures inside the CubeSat to attach the side plates, which in turn attach the CubeSat to a rack.
This structure cannot be altered but the rest of the side plates can be adjusted to suit your experiment.