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Activity: 3D Print a JPSS Satellite

Activity Type: Lesson Plans / Curriculum |
Audience: General Public |
Grades: 9-12
Learning Time: 2 hours

Thinking of printing the JPSS satellite on your 3D printer? Here are some steps we use to get a great looking weather collecting satellite!

3D Printer Prusa i3 MK3
Slicing Software Ultimaker Cura 4.10



Print Speed 30m/s
Print Filament PLA
Print temps Hot End 200; Bed 60
Supports On
Infill 20% (Triangles)



In Cura 4.10 we see that the scale is 100,000. That’s expected & normal! We open both the top & bottom STL file at the same time and print both at once. This is because we use 1 color for the satellite and another color for the solar panels.

An outline with text instructions and photos