Hypersonic ReEntry Deployable Glider Experiment (HEDGE); For the Fans or Financial Gain: How FIFA Lost the Trust of the World's Football Community

Daigneau, Troy, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Norton, Peter, EN-Engineering and Society, University of Virginia
Goyne, Chris, EN-Mech & Aero Engr Dept, University of Virginia

How do opportunities for financial gain distort the missions of nonprofit enterprises? Opportunities for profit have sometimes diverted nonprofits from their founding missions. U.S. Department of Defense expenditures on hypersonics are controversial. Nanosatellites may serve as a far more cost-effective method of hypersonic glider research.
The design and launch of a CubeSat as a means of evaluating the feasibility of nanosatellites as an affordable platform for such research was proposed. At reentry, when the CubeSat will exceed Mach 5, pressure, temperature, and material performance data will be collected.
Since 2007, FIFA has lost much of world football fans’ trust. After Brazil was awarded the hosting rights for the 2014 World Cup, corruption and misconduct in FIFA were revealed. Rioters in Brazil, the families of migrant workers who died in Qatar, and NGOs drew attention to FIFA’s abuses. FIFA claims its mission is to “contribute to a harmonized way forward in the overall interests of football” (FIFA, n.d.). Yet mercenary misconduct, corruption in host countries, and abuse of workers indicate that opportunities for profit diverted FIFA far from its stated purpose.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
Hypersonics, FIFA, CubeSat, Corruption, Spacecraft Design

School of Engineering and Applied Science
Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
Technical Advisor: Christopher Goyne
STS Advisor: Peter Norton
Technical Team Members: Temidayo Akinbi, Samuel Falls, Timothee Kambouris, Owen Solomon, Katie Borland, Jennifer Farfel, Emmanuel Kenscoff, Tyler Spittle, Justin Carroll, Isaac Farias, Benjamin Koeppen, Owen Tuohy, Arlee Christian, Brandol Galicia, Ian McAninley, Kate Wilkins, Juan Victor Corsino, Rishab Gopisetti, Morgan Myers, Najarie Williams, Lucas Haddock, Amy Paz Cuervo, Lobsang Dawa, Sean Jolly, William Plunkett, Griffin Dewey, William Jones, Brett Schriever

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