The OpenOrbiter program  is developing a low-cost framework for the creation of space-craft by researchers and educators worldwide . In addition to the technical objectives, ed-ucational assessment [2, 3] has also been a key focus. Students working on development of the spacecraft  were asked what types of benefits they sought from their participation . The assessment of the attainment of these benefits is ongoing, in conjunction with continued development in pursuit of the crea-tion of a set of designs that can be used to build a spacecraft with a cost of under $5,000  .
- small spacecraft,
- educational benefit,
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