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We Are Brown Space Engineering

We are an undergraduate student group at Brown University with two projects under development. Our main focus is EQUiSat, a 1U CubeSat which has a payload of 4 LEDs to create a beacon visible from earth and LiFePo4 batteries that have never flown in space before. We are also working on a high altitude balloon. Our primary mission is to prove the accessibility of space to people of all backgrounds. To accomplish this we are approaching the project with a DIY attitude; if we can make a part ourselves, we do. As a result we have an extremely low budget. Additionally we are open sourcing EVERYTHING. Our latest information can be found on our resources page!

What We Do

EquiSat is currently our main project. It is a 1U CubeSat with a primary payload of 4 LEDs; when they pulse they will be visible with the naked eye! Its secondary payload is 4 LiFePO4 batteries which have never been flown in space.


BSE aims to excite and educate people about space. Our Outreach team makes apps and programs to facilitate space education for all. Additionally, they will hold lectures and hands-on demos for audiences of all ages.


Our R&D team is always exploring new ideas, from model rockets to deep space propulsion. They will help bring ideas down to earth and pave the way for expansion into a larger mission.