The International Space Station (ISS) Project
allows for students to conceive, design, build,
test, integrate, qualify, deliver, launch, operate on
orbit, and retrieve a MicroLab science
experiment, to be launched during Q1/Q2 of
2013. The 1.5” x 1.8” x 6” MicroLab module
contains a digital camera and a student programmed micro-controller as well as the payload, known as the science experiment.
Maranatha Christian High School will be partnering with Valley Christian High School in San Jose on this project. The MicroLab will be in operation on the ISS for a minimum of 30 days. MicroLab experiment data will be downloaded to an astronaut’s laptop and sent to earth for evaluation by the students. If any on-orbit corrective action is required, the students can send correcting uplink commands to the MicroLab via the astronaut’s laptop. Students will present the flight results at the Cal Poly CubeSat Workshop in April 2013.
March 30 - April 30 2012
ISS Applications are available on this page (at the right), or the science room. Students will be notified of their acceptance and team job via email by May 30.
(grade, courses, skills, etc)
Freshman through Senior standing during the 2012-13 school year
$450 per year, due June 15, 2012
To be an ACTIVE member of the ISS Student
Team, you must be COMMITTED to the project
and able to fulfill the requirements of your
position for the team. Team positions include: project manager, public relations coordinator, scheduler, recorder, engineer, and quality assurance—all requiring separate skill sets and teamwork.
During the School year:
Tuesday-Friday mornings, 6:00-7:00 am for ISS Project meetings,
Expected, Approximate, Weekly Time
• 4 hours a week (typically)
• 32 special hours during the MicroLab Build and Testing Phases (typically in Oct - Nov) where an additional eight hours will be required on four
Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm.
For each student team position, parents are needed to coach and mentor students throughout the entire program.
"For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9)