Blue Origin Payload Competition
UPDATE: We’ll be announcing the official launch date any day now! Check back soon.
Team EM²C—Jeremy Stroming, MIT, Lígia Fonseca Coelho and Manuel Almeida, IST—is working on their winning submission which will fly in late Q4/early Q1! Their contact at NanoRacks says they’re on schedule and making good progress on their experiment to measure the effects of parabolic flight on the photosynthesis and survival of microorganisms.
The MIT Portugal NanoLab Student Payload Competition was launched in early 2019 as an opportunity for Portuguese university students to work with MIT teammates to design a nano-experiment to fly with Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket in late 2019.
- Nano-experiments must be 10.16 x 10.16 x 20.32 cm with a total mass of less than 0.5 kg
- No leakage
- Minimal electromagnetic output
- No stored energy
- No hazardous chemicals or biohazards
- Liquids under 5 mL