• SSDL Professor Brian Gunter and SSDL students Christopher Carter, Kip Hart, Tanish Himani, Jian Li, Swapnil Pujari, Peter Schulte, and Joey Sparta are presenting at the Symposium on Space Innovations held at Georgia Tech on October 19, 2017. You can read more about the event and the topics of their talks at these news releases here, here, and here.

  • The SSDL is pleased to welcome the following new graduate students into the lab this Fall: Joshua Carnes, Daniel Groesbeck, Giovanny Guecha-Ahumada, Matthew Harwood, Ulises Nunez-Garzon, Andrey Pak, Cesar Santoyo, Emily Simmons, Rachmat Subagia, Anirudh Tadanki, Matthew Wilk, and Sam Wishnek.

  • Professor Glenn Lightsey's research on the NASA Cupid's Arrow Mission Study was featured on the GTAE web site.

  • Congratulations to SSDL student Peter Schulte on his award of a 2017 Future Space Leaders Grant.

  • Congratulations to SSDL student Byron Davis on his award of a 2017 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship (NESSF).

  • Congratulations to the Prox-1 Satellite Team on delivery of the Prox-1 flight unit to Air Force Research Lab on May 26, 2017.

  • Professor Brian Gunter's Tethering And Ranging mission of the Georgia Institute of Technology (TARGIT) mission was selected for launch by NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative.

  • Professor Glenn Lightsey was quoted in Wired.com on the role of small satellites in the commercial space economy.

  • Congratulations to SSDL graduates Johnny Worthy (PhD), Thomas Choi (MS), Evan Roelke (MS), Michael Werner (MS), and Ulises Nunez (BS) who received their degrees in the Spring 2017 commencement.

  • Congratulations to SSDL students Shahzahd (Shez) Virani and Jillian Yuricich on their awards of an NDSEG Fellowship and NSF GRFP, respectively.

  • Congratulations to Johnny Worthy who completed and defended his Ph.D. thesis titled "Initialization of Sequential Estimation for Unobservable Dynamical Systems Using Partial Information in the Presence of Systemic Uncertainty".

  • Congratulations to Tyler Anderson, Michael Herman, and Zachary Levine who received their M.S. degrees at the Fall 2016 commencement.

  • The SSDL is pleased to welcome Sterling Peet as a full time Research Scientist. Sterling will coordinate, support, and develop activities being conducted within the SSDL Flight Projects Lab as its lab manager.

  • The SSDL was featured in the 2016 School of Aerospace Engineering Annual Report.

  • Professor Marcus Holzinger was selected for an Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award. The award is given to outstanding scientists and engineers at research institutions who have received their PhDs within the last five years. Professor Holzinger's award will further his research on the improvement of object detection, tracking, and characterization using Electro-Optical sensors in Space and Air Domain Awareness applications.