Team Mechanics role in the satellite project is to ensure that the satellite survives the transit to orbit and successfully deploys antennas and solar panels.
After mechanical shocks and vibration from flight to orbit, the satellite must also endure radiation and drastic thermal conditions.
Durable mechanisms that deploy the satellite into action and open antennas and solar panel wings need to be engineered for a very confined space, where every tenth of a millimeter is accounted for.
Besides geometric limitations, the total mass and location of the center of gravity of the spacecraft are also confined.
These conflicting design constraints and requirements make even simple tasks a worthy challenge for first-class engineers.