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    SSDL Student Receives Prestigious NSTGRO Fellowship

    SSDL Ph.D. student Bec Palmer from Dr. Glenn Lightsey’s group received the 2024 NSTGRO Fellowship. Her research, which is titled “Debris to Infrastructure: Salvage Characterization and Recovered Metals Processing in Lunar Gravity” will investigate the recovery and reuse of orbital debris into commodity feedstock material to be employed in other space projects. The primary source of salvaged material will come from derelict satellites and other space debris

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    SSDL Students Win NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

    SSDL students Eric Comstock, Jennifer Nolan, and Theo St. Francis were awarded the prestigious NSF GRFP fellowship. This award supports their work in advancing fundamental science and technologies. Of the 37 NSF GRFP fellowships awarded to aerospace engineers this year, 3 of them are members of the SSDL!

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    SSDL Members Win Best Paper Award at IEEE Aerospace Conference

    William Jun (SSDL Ph.D. graduate) and Glenn Lightsey received the M. Charles Fogg Best Paper Award for their paper “Position, Velocity, and Timing for Lunar Descence and Landing with Joint Doppler and Ranging” presented at the IEEE Aerospace Conference in March 2024. Dr. Jun’s Ph.D. research focused on reduced infrastructure navigation in interplanetary environments.

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    SSDL Professor Glenn Lightsey Receives AE School John W. Young Endowed Chair

    Dr. Lightsey was recognized by the AE School with the John W. Young Endowed Chair which supports research in space exploration. Dr. Lightsey’s group has developed several advanced technologies for small spacecraft, including miniaturized propulsion systems, and has built and flown technology demonstration missions for NASA, NSF, and DOD. Dr. Lightsey is also the Chair of Georgia Tech’s Interdisciplinary Space Research Initiative.

  • SSDL Professor Álvaro Romero-Calvo Receives NIAC Grant

    Dr. Romero-Calvo has received NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) award for his research on improved electrolysis using magnetohydrodynamics. The concept that he and his team are working on will allow the efficient and reliable creation of oxygen and hydrogen gas in microgravity with up to 50% mass savings compared to current technologies. The NIAC award will fund further research and exploration of the topic.