The solar-powered TARGIT will be a 3U CubeSat that will house a compact laser altimetry system capable of delivering accurate topographic data (down to the centimeter) from as far away as 10 kilometers using on-board LiDAR imaging system.
RANGE consisting of two 1.5 U cubesats, seeks to demonstrate an order-of-magnitude improvement in absolute orbital position knowledge compared with traditional CubeSats and inter-satellite distance measurement with mm-level precision using laser ranging measurements.
Develop an efficient debris management strategy for large-scale constellations, including analyzing the impacts of debris management for large-scale constellations and their relevance to the orbit selection, developing a constellation design process with consideration of debris management and active de-orbit strategies, and designing a series of active debris removal missions with robotic servicers.
Georgia Tech’s SSDL is participating in a multi-university CubeSat formation flying mission to image the sun in unprecedented high resolution, revealing energy release sites in the solar corona that are believe to be the source of coronal heating
Working with Prof. Britney Schmidt in GT's EAS department, the SSDL is participating in a two-year sponsored advanced mission concept study for a 2030’s mission to drill through 15 km of ice and look for life biosignatures in the ocean of Europa.
Working with our partners at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and Jet Propulsion Lab, Georgia Tech’s SSDL is designing and building a new CubeSat green propellant propulsion system to perform orbit insertion for NASA’s Lunar Flashlight which will be deployed on the Artemis-1 mission in 2021.