Educating tomorrow's space engineers
Established with the purpose of educating tomorrow’s space engineers, the voluntary student organization Orbit NTNU is continuously taking on new challenges, breaking boundaries and developing further.
Growing plants in space
Their next mission will challenge them even further.
The BioSat-project will develop and construct the necessary systems needed to keep a plant alive in the harshest environment known to humanity. This will require new solutions and push technology and knowledge far beyond what has been done before. Sustaining fragile life in space requires a dedicated life support system, advanced thermal control, precise humidity regulation, and several other subsystems which have to be specifically designed for the challenging ‘CubeSat’ format.
Planned to launch in 2024, Orbit NTNU will be the first student organization aiming to seed and grow life in space.