The Space Systems Division develops small satellites (namely CubeSats) for space research. The team's strengths derive from its historic expertise in low-cost, modular engineering design and the development of space life science payloads. The team worked on the first iteration, HERON MK I, during 2014-16. The team decided to tackle another iteration in 2016 to improve upon the last design.
With the support of University of Toronto (St. George) students, UTAT Space Systems was able to secure a student levy to fund the development and launch of their next iteration cubesat, HERON MK II. The team will be launching the 3U Cubesat onboard ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle in 2020.
Projects & Achievements
2018: Secured an orbital launch in Q1 2020 onboard the IRSO's PSLV
2017-19: HERON Mk II (First fully student-funded Canadian CubeSat to be launched into space)
2017: Secured student levy across U of T campus for launch and development
2014-16: HERON Astrobiology CubeSat
Chief Systems Designer
Payload Biology Lead
Thermal Control Lead
Power Systems Lead
Command and Data Handling Lead
Ground Station Lead
This page was last updated June 18th, 2018