What is Violet

Violet Satellite Violet is a high agility nanosatellite. It will act as a technology demonstrator for the next generation of Control Moment Gyroscope hardware and the steering laws that control them. Total mission success also involves validation of a high-agility nanosatellite architecture and a spectral analysis of the Earth's upper atmosphere.

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November 24, 2015

Violet has passed the Pre-Integration Review and is moving forward to the Pre-Ship Review.

August 29, 2013

System-level "FlatSat" testing is being run in preparation for Pre-Integration Review in October. The team is aiming for a delivery date in January

September 23, 2012

Subsystems are working on the components and code they are responsible for. As parts of the satellite near completion, they are undergoing component-level testing in preparation for higher level tests later this semester.

December 15, 2011

Violet is currently being assembled in a clean room to prepare for FCR with the Air Force in January.

Janurary 17, 2011

Violet was award second place in the UNP-6 Competition! Due to a strong design and a relevant mission, the Air Force has expressed interest in seeing Violet launch, so the project will continue with their funding. Violet is going to be launched!

August 31, 2010

Violet Finished up the summer with a presentation at the Small Satellite Conference in Logan Utah. We made lots of good contacts and received important feedback on our program.
Recruiting is now underway!