ProtoSat & MEMSat:
Princeton University's First ThinSats
Poster Board Authors
Kyle is a sophomore (class of ’23) in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Norwood, New Jersey. He developed, designed, and assembled MEMSat during the summer of 2020, along with other innovations to make Princeton’s ThinSat program accessible to more students. He will be pursuing a robotics and controls research internship at Princeton during the summer of 2021.
Protosat PCB Printing LEAD
Shannen is a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering major in the class of 2023 from Herndon, Virginia. She designed and fabricated the ProtoSat Voltera V-One PCB. Next year, she’ll be working on Princeton’s first cubesat project. She will be a Production Intern at SpaceX during the upcoming summer 2021.
PROTOSAT SOFTWARE LEAD
Shalaka is a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering senior from Roxbury, NJ. She worked on sensor readout test cases and data packet timing & parsing. Next year, she’ll be using her ThinSat skills at BAE Systems, as part of their Engineering Leadership Development Program.
Princeton NANOSAT PROGRAM ADVISOR
Mike is the Principal Investigator of Princeton’s undergrad Nanosat Lab. His background was in spacecraft mechanical design & systems engineering at Lockheed Martin. On the research side, he currently works on the mechanical design of several ground & flight instruments for upcoming NASA missions.