blair3sat is an entirely student-run cubesat team at Montgomery Blair High School.

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.


Our journey so far

December '17

December '18

August '19

October '20

March '22

Founded blair3sat

Finished 1st gen CAD design

Presented at the SmallSat conference

Published optical paper in SPIE proceedings

Finalized mission design


Team

Who we are and what we do.

blair3sat

Vijay Shanmugam


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