The Payload Sub-team is responsible for designing a functional payload that will be housed inside a rocket. The payload’s experiment will be conducted throughout the flight and will be meaningful if it uses the rocket’s conditions. Also, it could be an experiment related to any science or technology field. The rocket’s payload can incorporate more than one experiments that will have different scientific interests and functionalities.
Besides the design of the scientific experiment, the payload’s electronics are a challenge on their own. Thus, the Payload Sub-team includes a few positions that are geared towards the designing and implementation of all the data gathering electronic systems responsible for the successful observation of the physical phenomena the payload is studying. Preferred skills of the electronics payload engineer: experience in PCB design, working knowledge of C/C++ programming language.
A Payload Scientist is responsible for:
- Pitching an idea for an experiment to be conducted inside the rocket
- Conducting research on papers based on the payload’s nature
- Design and development of the experiment
- Testing it to ensure its functionality
- Candidates who are excited about science and technology
- Ability to provide practical and reliable design solutions
- Excellent organizational and communicational skills
- Ability to work effectively in a team
- Excellent knowledge of ms office (word, excel, powerpoint)