Flight Projects


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.

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VIOLET

 

VIOLET

Violet is a highly agile nanosatellite featuring eight control-moment gyroscopes (CMGs) and a small ultraviolet telescope.

 

CUSat

 

CUSat 

A set of paired nanosatellites to demonstrate precise relative navigation maneuvers for on-orbit inspection.

 

FluxCubed

 

Flux-Pinning Microgravity Projects

Undergraduate microgravity demonstration of flux pinning for 6-DOF station-keeping and actuation.