York University Space Engineering Nanosatellite Demonstration (YUsend)
The YUsend lab is a collaborative effort between Space Engineering faculty Regina Lee and Hugh Chesser. We began the lab in 2007 with the following objectives in mind:
- Undergraduate curriculum development (space engineering). Both of us teach in the space engineering program (the only accredited space engineering program in Canada) and have space industry experience. We wanted to bring this perspective to the program and give our graduate (and undergraduate) students the opportunity to work on projects within an “industry-like” setting.
- Technology R&D – graduate research – Prof. Lee supervises a number of graduate students and her research interests include a number of niche technologies useful for small spacecraft.
- Atmospheric Science theme – collaboration with colleagues in Earth and Space Science – York’s Centre for Research in Earth and Space Science (CRESS) has a long history in the development of instrumentation for atmospheric measurements. Both Dr. Lee and I have experience working on space science instruments and missions. So it was a natural fit to collaborate on spacecraft which make these kind of measurements.
If you are interested in working with the group, see the graduate student positions available page.
- Spacecraft Power Management