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We Are Brown Space Engineering

We are an undergraduate student group at Brown University. Our main focus is PVDX, a 3U CubeSat. PVDX's mission is to 1) to test novel Perovskite Solar Cell technology and 2) to create a way for anyone to interact with space! Our first satellite was 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. 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 was BSE’s first satellite. It was a 1U CubeSat with a primary payload of 4 LEDs; when they pulsed they will be visible with the naked eye! Its secondary payload was 4 LiFePO4 batteries which had never been flown in space before.


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.