A report last week in the Simi Valley Acorn reports on a new science program at Grace Brethren High School in Simi Valley, Calif. A portion of the story appears below. Click here to read the complete article. Grace Brethren High School is a ministry of Grace Church, Simi Valley (Jordan Bakker, pastor).
Space lab launching at Grace Brethren
One small snip of a ribbon will mark one giant leap for science students next month at Grace Brethren High School.
As part of the Simi Valley school’s open house on Nov. 3, officials will hold an 11:30 a.m. ribbon cutting for the Space Brethren Cubesat Laboratory, a high-tech lab where students will build and operate a Cube Satellite set to launch in 2020.
The 200-square-foot lab is equipped with computers, simulators and other equipment that will take students though the process of designing, building and monitoring the flight of a small, four-inch square satellite called CubeSat.
The CubeSat will contain a payload that can be monitored from the ground.
The current plan is to equip it with small yet strong LED lights that will send satellite-operating information to the mission operations center at the Grace Brethren Space Lab.
“The Lancer Space Lab represents a huge next step in Grace Brethren’s commitment to developing STEM education. This lab complements an already established six-year engineering curriculum and nationally recognized robotics teams which prepare students for acceptance into some of the finest engineering schools in the country,” said John Hynes, principal of Grace Brethren High School.
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