California Polytechnic State University - CubeSat Lab
Cal Poly CubeSat Laboratory (CPCL) is the CubeSat development team of Cal Poly, an originator and leader for launches in the CubeSat community. The team consists of staff and students majoring in Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Aerospace, Materials, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, as well as Physics, Business, Journalism and Graphic Design. CPCL has given Cal Poly students a robust learn-by-doing experience for almost two decades, supporting students to be day-one ready professionals.
Florida Institute of Technology
There's a simple reason Florida Tech is known as Florida's STEM UniversityTM. To put it simply: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are in our DNA. This makes STEM a driving force behind who we are, what we do, and why we exist. We have the programs to help you explore all of the STEM-related academics, activities, and opportunities available at Florida Tech.
Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory
Established in 1907, the University of Hawaii at Mānoa is the largest and oldest of the 10 UH campuses. Mānoa offers hundreds of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees as well as a strong, vital research program. UH Mānoa is one of 115 R1: Research Universities, considered to the top tier in the country, and one of a handful of land-, sea-, space-, and sun-grant institutions. It is a global leader in earth and environmental sciences, consistently ranked among the top 15 universities internationally, ahead of some of the world’s most prestigious schools. Within the University System, there are Organized Research Groups, including the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST).
o The Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory (HSFL) is a multidisciplinary research and education center with a strong focus on aerospace technologies. HSFL designs, builds, tests, launches and operates microsatellites in the 1-150 kg range for a variety of science and educational objectives. HSFL was established in 2007 within the SOEST and the College of Engineering (CoE). HSFL is also embedded as a laboratory of the Hawai’i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP), drawing expertise from leading planetary scientists at the University of Hawaii.
Michigan Technological University
Michigan Tech Aerospace is a collection of research, development, and educational laboratories dedicated to advancing spacecraft technology. Doctoral research students build and test plasma thrusters that are used to propel satellites as large as a school bus and as small as a smartphone. Undergraduates apply fundamentals of Systems Engineering to design, build, and fly small satellites for agencies such as NASA and the Department of Defense. Faculty experts push the limits of what is possible to solve problems for government and industry customers.
Morehead State University
The Space Science Center at Morehead State University focuses on the development and operation of small satellites. The Center provides Telemetry, Tracking, and Command (TT&C) services with the 21-meter Antenna at UHF, S-Band, X-Band, and Ku-bands for LEO missions and TT&C and Ranging services for inner solar system interplanetary smallsat missions. The Center provides spacecraft environmental testing services including: vibration analysis, T-Vac, EMI/EMC, and antenna characterization. The Center’s staff and students have flown several space missions with partners including: KySat-2, CXBN, CXBN-2, EduSat, UniSat-5, T-LogoQube (Eagle-1) and DM-7, with other missions in development including CXBN-3 and Lunar IceCube (slated to fly on the NASA Artemis 1 mission). MSU offers academic programs including: B.S. in Space Systems Engineering, B.S. in Astrophysics and M.S. in Space Systems Engineering. Courses are taught by outstanding faculty with industry experience in satellite systems design, defense electronics, and space operations
STAR is a student-led organization working on Rutgers' first CubeSat mission proposal. Our mission SPICEsat, the Sloshing Platform for In-orbit Controller Experimentation Satellite, aims to study and control the effects of low gravity fluid sloshing on satellite dynamics.
University of Colorado, Boulder
At the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, aerospace engineers take on some of engineering’s most complex challenges as they design, test, and operate groundbreaking aerospace and related systems. With a view of the Flatirons and the Rocky Mountains just outside the laboratory windows, undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with faculty to cultivate new technologies for use in commercial aviation, defense systems, and space exploration via novel small satellite missions. CU’s distinguished CubeSat development program has produced 22 unique CubeSats, 10 of which have already launched. The remaining 12 in development each have their own novel scientific and technological goals, including studying Earth’s magnetic field, VLF waves in space, and ion-neutral interactions in the upper atmosphere, as well as demonstrating X-Band CDMA downlink and even deep space communication capabilities. Through small satellite projects like these, aerospace engineers at CU Boulder have the opportunity to become experts in areas such as systems engineering, structural design, navigational guidance and control systems, instrumentation and communications, propulsion systems, computational fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, and more.
U.S. Naval Academy
The U.S. Naval Academy Satellite Lab in the Aerospace Department serves students, faculty and staff throughout the Academy, including students in the various Engineering and Weapons Departments. The main focus of the lab is to support small satellite development projects for both students and faculty. While the key objective of the program is education and training of the Midshipmen, the satellite lab at the USNA is also dedicated to conducting cutting-edge research in space system technology. One of the current USNA satellite projects, NSTAR, will demonstrate on-orbit operation of advanced robotics payload in CubeSat-form-factor.