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All information you need if you want to join the Team!

Also the project for the semester Spring 2021 are out!

Our vision

At the EPFL Spacecraft Team, we want to stimulate the Swiss space ecosystem while training students to work on real complex projects.

We have two mains objectives:

  1. Train the next generation of space engineering students in conducting innovative space projects.

  2. Gather academy and industry around common projects. 


Solving an existing problem

Many actors of the swiss ecosystem want to test their payload in space, however, there are only a few cheap flights available. 


To meet this demand, the EPFL Spacecraft Team wants to organize periodic Swiss space missions to enable the demonstration and/or validation in orbit of scientific instruments.


Choosing a payload and going from the construction of the platform to the launch and operation of the satellite is, therefore, the challenge of the EPFL Spacecraft Team.

A unique experience

Members who join the team gain a general understanding of the organization of a space mission and meet with space industry companies in Switzerland, Europe and around the world.

This is a great way to work in an interdisciplinary project and to understand the current challenges of the space industry and scientific research in this field.


The mission includes the design, construction, testing, launch and operation of the satellites.

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Our Organization

The association is divided into several poles. Each equally important for the success of the CHESS mission:


  • System engineer

  • Communication 

  • Sponsoring

  • Treasurer

Technical :

  • Mission design

  • Power system (EPS, battery, solar panel)

  • Attitude and determination control system (ADCS)

  • Structure

  • On-Board-Computer (OBC)

  • Flight Software

  • Telecommunication

« Big results require big ambitions »

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