The Space Systems Design Studio performs fundamental research in spacecraft architecture. We are currently engaged in several flight projects to demonstrate concepts, provide on-orbit research testbeds, and enhance Cornell University’s burgeoning spaceflight reputation. Team members at all levels, including faculty, Ph.D. students, and undergraduates, are involved with our spaceflight activities.
Violet is a highly agile nanosatellite featuring eight control-moment gyroscopes (CMGs) and a small ultraviolet telescope.
A set of paired nanosatellites to demonstrate precise relative navigation maneuvers for on-orbit inspection.
Undergraduate microgravity demonstration of flux pinning for 6-DOF station-keeping and actuation.