Bi-annual Launches for Undergraduate Education
BLUE is a project set up to have continuous launches on Blue Origin rockets. This will give students exposure to working with industry standards in launching payloads into space. BLUE will consists of two launches per year. One launch be a collaborative effort between SEDS and the senior level Aerospace design and lab courses at Michigan. The other launch will be an entirely SEDS planned payload.
For our first launch, we are designing a payload that will conduct an experiment investigating capillary action in a micro-gravity environment. We will inject a liquid ink into a skin simulant and observe the process using a camera. The results will be collected upon retrieval of the payload and analyzed.