Space Hardware Club
at The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Two-Month is SHC's introductory program, where participants work in small teams to design, build, and fly (or drive) payloads! Participating in Two-Month provides valuable skills and insight in hardware, software, and team dynamics to prospective SHC members. The program provides a variety of challenges to choose from, each scaled-down from an existing club project to go through the full engineering cycle in just two months!
The BalloonSat Program of the Space Hardware Club has launched over 150 high altitude balloons since 2006. BalloonSat payloads perform a wide variety of research projects, from cutting edge atmospheric science research to active stabilization and even solar eclipse research!
The AutoSat Program contains all of SHC's autonomous sattelite and satellite-analogue systems. The program contains multiple innovative, mission-focused competitive teams designing solutions for various challenges, from international CanSat competitions to the University Rover Challenge. AutoSat also holds all of SHC's space-bound payloads, such as the TERMINUS project.
SHC's Rocketry Program has a 10-year history in solid-rocket-propelled vehicles and is working on a new branch of liquid-rocket-propelled vehicles. Students also can get engine certification, learn how to create resin shells, and help research and design for a new multistage rocket. Students in the Rocketry Program work with propulsion, vehicle design, ground support, and avionics, while experiencing industry-driven safety design practices.
SHC's Outreach Program has been an active member of the Huntsville community since it was founded. Outreach is a student initiative to introduce STEM with hands-on activities for K-12 students, college students, and adults alike.
Constitution - The principles and policies of SHC's leadership!
Leadership Team - Meet our current officers!
Sponsors - The organizations and people that make SHC possible!
Facilities - Where we build our projects!
Lab Safety - Be safe in our labs by learning from Geoff!
K4UAH - Our HAM Radio callsign, used for everything from tracking payloads talking to the ISS!
Payload Tracking - Active payloads can be found here!
Club History - SHC's long heritage, as seen in our published research and past projects!