Anibal Mendoza

Nationality: Paraguayan

Educational Background:

  • BS Aeronautical Engineering, National University of Asuncion

Role/s in the Project:

I’m working on 2 subsystems, Thermal and Structure. CubeSat projects often rely in commercial off-the-shelf components, it is necessary to understand their necessities in terms of thermal control, and so is with the structure, most of these necessities could be known through tests on vacuum and thermal cycles.

How do you feel about being part of BIRDS-4 Satellite Project?

It is an honor to be part of this team, I never could even imagine that I would be working on a satellite project, and in addition to that, this project leads to the 1st Paraguayan Satellite, so I couldn’t be more glad to put all my effort into it.

Any advice to people who are interested to be part of a satellite project in the future?

Working on a satellite project is a very interesting but also a very hard and time consuming project. Be prepared to work hard and find lots of obstacles on your way to success. Set yourself as many short terms goal as you can, this will help you keep track of your progress and keep you motivated as you will have a clear sense of progress instead of an unclear faraway goal that doesn’t seem to get closer.