Concordia’s Cubesat Team, Led by UrtheCast Co-op, Clinches First Place in the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge
“We strove to become a mini space agency.”
— Jan Dee, UrtheCast co-op and head of ‘Space Concordia’
“Space Concordia was the highlight of my degree, without a doubt.”
— Jan Dee
“The best part of winning this competition, is that there were times where we thought we would not be able to complete the satellite. Many times where the end seemed very unclear and out of reach,” explained Jan, noting differing opinions among team members, absence of experience, strained schedules, and financial hurdles. “But even then, the team never gave up and, together, we ended up accomplishing something that goes way beyond anything we ever imagined.”
Now, isn’t that the perfect metaphor for the space industry?
Jan is currently working on UrtheCast’s OptiSAR™ Constellation team.