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The University of Texas at Austin Wins First Place in National Nanosatellite Competition

The University of Texas at Austin’s Satellite Design Lab has won first place in the national University Nanosatellite Program competition for designing and building a small satellite called ARMADILLO. Led by Professor Glenn Lightsey in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, the Satellite Design Lab is the first research group to win the…   » Continue Reading

University of Texas at Austin ‘Picosatellite’ To Be Launched from Space Shuttle To Begin Milestone Small-Satellite Mission

University of Texas at Austin ‘Picosatellite’ To Be Launched from Space Shuttle To Begin Milestone Small-Satellite Mission

In an initial step toward the first successful rendezvous and docking of very small satellites without human control, a pair of miniature "picosatellites" built by University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University engineering students will be launched into orbit this month from Space Shuttle Endeavour. In the process, the students will try to…   » Continue Reading