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Space Explorer Program

We empower the bright young minds of tomorrow to conquer the final frontier by giving them direct access to a satellite.

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Donald G. James, former NASA Associate Administrator for Education, serving as a Senior Advisor at BYJU'S FutureSchool.

Donald G. James
Senior Advisor at BYJU'S FutureSchool

Former NASA Associate Administrator for Education Author of “Manners Will Take You Where Brains and Money Won’t”

The Space Explorer Program is just the place for students from around the world to begin their journey to the stars. The program offers access to satellite data, a chance to take pictures of the solar system, and interaction with space industry leaders through various events!

Donald G. James
Senior Advisor at BYJU'S FutureSchool

Former NASA Associate Administrator for Education Author of “Manners Will Take You Where Brains and Money Won’t”

About

About

Our creativity and curiosity are boundless! With that in mind, BYJU'S FutureSchool is proud to unveil its Space Explorer Program, which aims to support youth from around the world, by giving it direct access to a satellite.

We firmly believe that providing children with a front-row seat to the latest advances in space science will serve as a powerful catalyst for them to pursue STEM subjects. We are especially excited to support the inclusion of girls in those male-dominated fields.

We have partnered with a leading space company to launch a satellite in December 2021. In addition, we will have limited access to a second satellite scheduled to launch in June 2021. Both satellites will leverage the SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rideshare.

Key characteristics of our December 2021 satellite
(codename AYANA) include:

30+ onboard sensors
(e.g., infrared temperature)

Cameras and
other tools

A programmable computer (Raspberry Pi)

Communication with a station on Earth once every 5-6 hours

Space explorations

Change your perspective

Observe planet Earth from
space

Detect and analyze
weather phenomena

Analyze the cosmos

Collect data streams from
various tools and sensors

Analyze the outer space environment

Build space applications

Predict weather and
terrestrial anomalies

Send dedicated postcards
from space

The missions outlined above are just the beginning! We are in the process of setting up the idea crowdsourcing infrastructure to be able to solicit feedback from kids everywhere on how to best utilize our satellite.

Read on to learn how to get early access and stay tuned for more exciting developments!

Access

The program will be available to BYJU'S FutureSchool students in grade 1-9 who enroll for our 144 class coding course.

Students will build curriculum-based applications, using dedicated software. The code will be transmitted to the satellite via API. Once received, the onboard computer & the BYJU'S FutureSchool payload computer would be set up to orchestrate systems, run the application, analyze the sensor data, and send the results back to students on Earth.

Registration

We are excited to make this program available to students globally. Sign up today to get early access!