We are Harvard’s chapter of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, a national organization dedicated to promoting space exploration and interest in space both on and off campus.

Harvard SEDS also supports the Harvard Satellite Team, who are working towards launching a satellite within the next three years.

Send us a message for general inquiries or more information!


“Established in mid-2018, the satellite division of Harvard SEDS seeks to bring world class aerospace engineering opportunities to Harvard undergraduates through the design, construction, and operation of CubeSats.”


In the space industry today, three things are true:

The cost to launch a satellite to orbit is falling.
Satellites are getting smaller thanks to improvements in electronics miniaturization.
Commercial hardware for CubeSats is getting cheaper and more reliable.

Therefore, space is more accessible than ever. In fact, it is finally affordable enough for small teams of undergraduate students from private institutions to conduct science in space with satellites they design, manufacture, and operate.

Our Objectives


Construct a novel solar panel deployment mechanism using shape memory alloys that demonstrates competitive power output per mass compared to a commercial solution.


Design, assemble, and test a standardized bus for a 2U satellite to deploy our solar panel.

Ground Station: 

Construct and operate a VHF/UHF capable tracking ground station to communicate with Harvard CubeSats and others.

For satellite general inquiries, contact Grace Kim ’23.
For finance and sponsorship, contact 
Bryan Seepaul ’23