EagleCam CubeSat Camera System

What is EagleCam?

EagleCam will be taking the world’s ultimate selfie when it captures the first-ever third person views of a spacecraft making an extraterrestrial landing. As the Intuitive Machines Nova-C Lunar Lander approaches the surface of the Moon, EagleCam will separate from the lander to capture the moment it touches down.

The CubeSat camera system, slated for launch in mid-February 2024, is being designed and built by Embry-Riddle engineering students and faculty researchers. More than just a camera, EagleCam will also uncover new scientific findings through dust plume imagery, dust accumulation analysis, and lunar surface imagery.

Setting Multiple First in World Records

1st photos of a spacecraft as it lands in space
1st university to have a payload on the Moon's surface
1st use of Wi-Fi for data transmission on the Moon

Help us reach the Moon

Contact us to get involved or ask questions at EagleCam@erau.edu.

Faculty Leadership

More than 20 students are working together to achieve the mission with the guidance of experienced faculty.
Troy Henderson

Troy Henderson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering

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Eduardo Rojas

Eduardo Rojas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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M. Ilhan Akbas

M. Ilhan Akbas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

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