We offer one week summer programs with a focus on satellite technology. The goal of these camps is to offer engaging, inspiring, educational experiences for students from underrepresented backgrounds in the aerospace field.
The majority of our students attend on full scholarships.
During satellite week, students learn the basics of satellites and remote sensing through hands-on projects. Students build weather stations, launch them on weather balloons, and analyze the data. After offering a day camp in 2017, in 2018 and 2019 we offered in-residence programs. We all lived together on the University of North Carolina Asheville and got a feel for what college is like while bonding over team challenges and fun activities.
Due to the novel coronavirus, our programs turned virtual in 2020. We were able to keep the hands-on experience by shipping students kits in advance and building them together over zoom. We have had a blast and can't wait to continue offering a mixture of in-person and online programs in the future!
When camp ends, we don't forget about our students! We like to keep in touch and offer new opportunities as they arise. We have connected alumni with internships, scholarships, and conferences.
For three years in a row, we have brought students to Aerospace Corporation's Ground Station Architectures Workshop. They gain experience giving conference presentations and networking with professionals.
Half our staff are former students! Check out our staff page, to see how our current and former staff members and interns went from being a Destination SPACE student to developing new technology for us and teaching lessons.