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  • 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.

  • Professor Glenn Lightsey was appointed to the Georgia State Senate Camden County Spaceport Senate Study Committee. The committee was established to identify challenges and opportunities related to a commercial spaceport in Georgia. The committee heard testimony and issued a recommendation to the Georgia State Senate in December 2016.

  • SSDL is pleased to welcome the following new graduate students into the lab this Fall: Alex Boisvert, Austin Claybrook, Chris DeGraw, Clarence Du, Matt Heron, Swapnil Pujari, and Jillian Yuricich.