Mission Statement

CySat is a Make to Innovate (M:2:I) project dedicated to giving students the ability to apply the knowledge they gain in class to a real astronautics project. Students will be exposed to team based environment with many problem solving opportunities. They must adapt to various tasks and be able to utilize the right resources in order to satisfy a given objective. Though CySat is a multidisciplinary project, students can expect a heavy emphasis on the engineering side of industry work.


Project Leader – Matthew Leehy

Faculty Advisor – Matthew Nelson

CySat consists of two teams:

  • Mission Design
  • Modelling


Project Organization Chart


Team Photo

From left: Alexander Dick, Ashutosh Sahu, Sanora Nelson, Kevin Gruhlke, Matthew Leehy, Ben Wille


This semester, students are focusing on designing a novel mission for CySat-2.



  • Mission concept report
  • Concept of Operations outline
  • Preliminary CySat-2 CAD model