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CubeSat Student Group

We are the UCI CubeSat team, a group of students from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) striving to be the first student launch at UCI, creating a standard for future student launches and orbital research at UCI. Our focus is on the development of AntSat 01, a 2U nanosatellite, and its payload, the experimental variable emissivity device (VED), in collaboration with our sister team Space Thermal Management Systems (STMS).

Our overarching mission is to create opportunities for UCI students to actively participate in the development of a CubeSat to gain practical experience in engineering. Through our work on AntSat 01 we aim to provide an orbital platform for research endeavors, fostering a passion for space-related fields among students. We strive to inspire the next generation of engineers and space enthusiasts while promoting values such as integrity, respect, innovation, and excellence.

Financial support is crucial for the success of our mission. Funds will enable us to cover various expenses associated with the development, testing, and launch of AntSat 01.

Specific ways in which your Giving Day gift can contribute to our goals include:

  1. Research and Development: Support for acquiring materials, components, and technologies necessary for the construction of AntSat 01

  2. Testing and Verification: Funding for rigorous testing procedures to ensure the reliability and functionality of our nanosatellite and experimental payload

  3. Launch Costs: Contributions towards the expenses associated with launching AntSat 01 into orbit, including launch fees and related logistics

  4. Equipment and Facilities: Investment in specialized equipment and facilities required for the design, assembly, and testing of satellite components

By supporting us financially, donors play a crucial role in empowering students to actively engage in aerospace engineering, fostering a passion for space-related fields, and ultimately contributing to the success of our mission. Gifts provide the necessary resources to overcome financial barriers and ensure that UCI CubeSat continues to be a driving force in promoting education and hands-on experience in the aerospace industry.

Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
Samueli School David Dimas 50 Gifts for $30,000 Challenge
Help us unlock a generous $30,000 gift supporting the Faculty Research Labs at the Samueli School of Engineering from Anteater Engineering faculty, David Dimas, by being one of the first 50 donors to the School!
50 / 50 Gifts
Samueli School Gregory and Lianne Brewer 100 Donors for $80,000 Challenge
Help us unlock a generous $80,000 gift supporting the Faculty Research Labs at the Samueli School of Engineering from Anteater Engineering faculty, Gregory and Lianne Brewer, by being one of the first 100 individual donors to any Giving Day initiative at the School!
100 / 100 Donors
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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