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What a feat! 🌙👣 Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and we’re ecstatic to see where we’ll be in another 50 years....., Mars anyone? This moment has inspired visionaries all over the world to keep pushing science and technology forward 🚀🛰 #USSRwho?? #OrbitalCommunity
This summer Josh is interning with NASA at Ames Research Center in Mountain View CA (da Bay) 🌅 He’s working as a Systems Engineer for a cubesat project that’s planning on testing out Solar Sail technologies 🛰 His work involves Radio Frequency Communications, Orbital Collision Analysis, and Requirements Management 🚀 #OrbitalCommunity
Another one of our Orbital members is currently interning at Howden Roots as a Design Engineering Intern. He’s been working on functional model analysis, product database construction for historical testing data, product selection/specification program updating, and product dimension confirmations 🚀 Glad to know our team members are keeping busy this summer! 🛰 #OrbitalCommunity
What are our Orbital members up to this summer? - This is Sid Krishnamoorthi, an incoming senior this Fall in Materials Engineering. He’s interning at Haynes International this summer as an R&D intern. Sid’s been working on a new high temperature Ni-based superalloy with aerospace applications, mainly jet engine components 🚀🛰#OrbitalCommunity #BoilermakersAlwaysGrinding
#AlumniAppreciation Meet Bryce Prior! After graduating from Purdue in 2017, he currently works his own startup company, Leo Aerospace, where they are developing a new launch service for putting small satellites into low earth orbit. He serves in many different job roles because startups require founders to wear many different hats. Some days he is a propulsion and test engineer designing rocket thrusters, some days he is writing operational procedures for flying the entire craft, while some days he is not an engineer at all and instead manage the company’s finances, determine operational strategies for future planning, and fundraise from venture capitalists - he credits Purdue by preparing him for many different work disciplines! 🛰🚀 #OrbitalCommunity
This past weekend at BIDC, two members were testing the launch rail after exposing it to cold temperatures 🥶 #DidItWithstandColdTemps? #FollowToFindOut 🚀🚀
In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we took a pic of all of the women in Orbital! We have majors from aae to finance to cs! At orbital, we support women for continuing to make strides in this space community 🌟🛰🚀#OrbitalCommunity #WomenMakeItHappen 👩🏼🚀👩🏾🚀
A new feature on Purdue Orbital’s insta page! Short interviews that let you get to know some of our members! Today’s interview is with Ken Sodetz and he does a lot of work in Ground Station Telecommunications 🛰 #OrbitalCommunity @kcsodetz
Last November, one of our Orbital members, Jon Webb, was lucky enough to ride aboard the #vomitcomet 🤯🚀 If you didn’t know, the vomit comet is a reduced-gravity aircraft that provides near-weightless environments! #OrbitalCommunity
Meet Matt! Orbital’s #MemberoftheWeek 🛰 He’s the Design Lead of Launch Structure. His team is responsible for building a structure to support the rocket, the stability of the system, & more! When he’s not having fun with #aero, he’s playing Walleyball at the corec with other Orbital members! #OrbitalCommunity 🚀📡
🌟 On this day in Orbital History 🌟
2 years ago today, Orbital had a design review for its first iteration of the Launch Orientation Control (LOC) system.
Look how far we’ve come!
#CHIPOTLE 🌯 head to the chipotle in chauncey on TUESDAY 12/4 between 5-9pm and a portion of the proceeds will go towards Purdue Orbital! Come out and support us launch a rocket off a balloon! 🚀 make sure you show them this photo or a flyer when paying! #OrbitalCommunity
Happy (early) Thanksgiving everyone!! We wish you all a fun & safe holiday break 🦃🍂