Ed-tech WhiteHat Jr has announced a cooperative partnership with the satellite company EnduroSat.
The collaboration between WhiteHat Jr and EnduroSat will provide applied science opportunities to students who can send commands and access data from a satellite operating in space.
“We have always believed in the power of creation through exploration. This partnership is a testament to our mission to empower children to think beyond the obvious and literally chase the stars,” said Karan Bajaj, Founder and CEO of Whitehat Jr., in a statement. .
The contract calls for the launch of a satellite in December 2021 that includes a payload for WhiteHat Jr that will provide its students with exciting space learning opportunities.
In addition, WhiteHat Jr. students will have trial access to another satellite scheduled to launch in June 2021. Both satellites will use the SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare facility, according to the statement.
There are more than 30 sensors on each satellite, including infrared, temperature, solar sensor, gyroscope, etc.
“From analyzing sensor data to transmitting messages, the advanced learning opportunities for students are limitless.
“Additionally, students could participate in the orchestration of spatial data on the WhiteHat Jr payload computer (a Raspberry Pi 4 with a direct connection to the main onboard computer) in a number of ways,” the statement said.
WhiteHat Jr claims to have more than 175,000 students worldwide and 11,000 all-female teachers.
“We are delighted to partner with WhiteHat Jr. This is the first mission where a partner is fully dedicated to promoting children’s education from an early age. EnduroSat has long been committed to the democratization of space education and is accessible to all thanks to its own spaceport. Academy, ”said Rayuro Raychev, founder and CEO of EnduroSat.