McGill Space Group
One of the founding values of the MSG is the belief that a comprehensive approach needs to be taken when furthering human activity in space. For this reason the MSG is a multi-disciplinary group that is comprised of Technical Research, Design Teams (CSDC, SEDS), Education, Conferences and Policy Research (SPIRG). With these different facets, the MSG acts as a key contributor in the Canadian space sector.
The Canadian Satellite Design Challenge (CSDC) requires teams to design, build, test and launch a 3U CubeSat in lower earth orbit with a star tracker payload.
The MSG believes that one of the most adequate methods of learning engineering is by working on projects thereby learning the design process in a team. The CSDC group provides the opportunity for students to learn through designing and building. By competing in the CSDC, students gain experience in many engineering disciplines, they will learn how to work in a team and will gain various soft skills.
Demystifying outer space, to bring it into the classroom.
Our goal, as a team, is to construct different educational programs targeted for Elementary School, High School, CEGEP, but also for general public. We want to show, by the means of teaching, that the future of space is not only reserved to astronauts, physicists and engineers. It is also a future that has a need for other disciplines such as Law, Politics, Finance, and many more.
By making this a priority in the classroom, we make sure that every young student gets to know what they can really bring to the table. Our project aims to spark the interest of space in schools, and show that space is not just another farfetched, or even impossible, dream.
Space Policy & Industry Research Group
The Space Policy & Industry Research Group (SPIRG) aims to understand the governmental and corporate actors who have shaped the space industrial ecosystem. In endeavoring to do so, we read policy and technology briefs, legislation, market information, and many other sources of news so that we can more fully appreciate the political constructs that have both enabled and hindered the progress of space development.