This past Saturday two team members, Kyle and Mark, went to the Richmond Public Library for the NEGM (National Engineering and Geoscience Month) Annual Popsicle Bridge Building Competition hosted by Engineers and Geoscientists BC. At the event we brought mesh wire and had students blow up a balloon inside it, which only a single student … More NEGM Event
Construction is approaching at Mars Colony! We have received our shipments of the Mylar, rope and LOTS of aluminium over the past few weeks, and more deliveries should be coming soon. It was quite a task trying to get the Mylar back to our work space, as it was quite heavy and awkward to carry. … More Deliveries Have Arrived!
Last Tuesday the world watched in awe as the most powerful operational rocket took launch. After being delayed for two hours due to high winds the Falcon Heavy launched at 12:45 PT and it was perfect, on top of that two out of the three boosters successfully landing. The third booster was the center core … More Falcon Heavy Launch
UBC Mars Colony is looking for more technical and support members to join the team. We are into our final year for the airlock we are building, and need help putting it all together on top of further design work. All subteams are up for grabs, depending on the experience of those applying. To find … More Winter Recruiting: Positions Open
UBC Mars Colony Fall 2017 Team Photo – click post to view photo. This photo is incomplete! Some of our wonderful team members were unable to be present.
Last week we pressure tested a single layer of our mylar seal. It performed even better than we’d anticipated, withstanding ~ 16 psi before failing beside the seal. We plan to use 2-3 layers of mylar on our airlock, but even with only a single layer, it would be able to withstand enough pressure, although … More Mylar Seal Pressure Tested
What do you do to verify that your theoretical calculations are correct? Test it of course. Here are two images of our flexible canvas material, before and after our first destructive test. Fortunately, it withstood much more pressure than what we anticipated. However, there is much more testing and research left to be done, before … More Test Fixture First Results
The UBC Mars Colony Team is kicking off its first ever project. Currently, we still need many people to help on the support team, some of these positions won’t require as much time as technical positions, but if you are busy this year and still can help out a little on the side, this is … More 2016 Recruitment Mostly Completed
Thank you to those who have applied! We will be getting back to you regarding positions by no later than Monday October 10th. For those that have yet to apply, we are still considering people for both technical and support positions. Applications should still go through the google form on the recruitment post. Anyone applying after October … More Response to Applications
EDIT: Recruitment mostly complete. Updated positions available here. The UBC Mars Colony Team is kicking off its first ever project. We now need to fill our technical positions for all the subteams: Electrical/Software Team Structural Team – also looking for an Assistant Lead Mechanical Systems Team Transportation Team Details of each team can be … More 2016 Recruitment Now Open