Inside the Nanosat Lab

Published March 23, 2017


Air & Space Smithsonian magazine ran an article about UB’s Nanosat Lab, in which 100 UB engineering students build satellites for the Air Force’s University Nanosat Program.

The story describes how students in the lab, started by John Crassidis, CUBRC Professor in Space Situational Awareness, have been working on three satellites, including one to detect collisions with space junk and one that captures visible and infrared light.

Seamus Lombardo, a junior said: “It’s a very real application. The Air Force will actually use this satellite…Our budget is $220,000—it’s not a light responsibility for someone who joined the program three years ago as a freshman.”

Read the story here.