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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.

Select one of the links to the right for more information about a Space Systems Design Studio flight project.

CUSat

CUSat

Paired nanosatellites demonstrate precise relative navigation maneuvers for on-orbit inspection.

VIOLET

VIOLET

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

Flux-Pinning Microgravity Projects

FluxCubed

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