blair3sat

An entirely student-run cubesat team at Montgomery Blair High School paving the way for other high school STEM teams.

About


Who are we?


Blair3sat an entirely student-run cubesat team at Montgomery Blair High School. Our satellite will measure charge density and high energy particle emissions in the ionosphere, contributing to radio propagation models and space weather research.





Our mission


Our nanosatellite will measure the electron density of the ionosphere to map how radio frequency (RF) waves are affected. The importance of the ionosphere comes from its wide utilization in long-distance communications, specifically in over the horizon (OTH) radars. Gathering detailed information about the ionosphere helps account for its effects on RF signals, making communication cheaper and more reliable. Mapping the charge density of the ionosphere has been a longstanding scientific objective, and our team’s unique approach is designed to pave the way for future research.

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