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[Engineer Susan at desk]Now that you're finished deciding on the function of your satellite, it's time to move on to the next step in the design process.

Step 2:
Create criteria.

Criteria are guidelines or specifications that you decide on before you design something. If you keep them in mind throughout the design process, you won't have to go back and change things that don't meet your requirements. Every time you make a design decision, you can measure them against your criteria. Criteria are generally written as: "the ____, the better".

Since you've probably never designed a satellite before, I've made you a list of some important criteria for satellites.

Write the criteria here in your notebook - you'll definitely need to refer to them later (eg. light, small, cheap, etc.)

Can you think of any other criteria for satellites? These are just a few examples.

When you're done writing down your criteria, check off Step 2. [Design Process button]
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