EE 350 Radioscience Seminar
Professor Umran S. Inan
Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2003
Time: 4:15 PM – Refreshments at 4:00
Bldg. 200, Rm. 013
Space Adventures by Stanford Students & Mentors
Prof. Bob Twiggs
Space Systems Development Laboratory
The Stanford University Space Systems development Laboratory in the Department of Aeronautics and
Astronautics is now going on it's tenth year since its establishment in January 1994. The program
objective in SSDL was to teach graduate students Systems Engineering through hands-on project based classes.
What has been accomplished to date. Students have built and launched two microsatellites. There are a
number of new smaller picosatellites under development with starting launch dates this year. A group of
undergraduate students took on a challenge only attempted by Japanese graduate students at the annual Black
Rock Desert Rocket program - ARLISS. What did they learn? We also have a new, active weather station in
Antarctica with live pictures and datea being returned daily.
What is in the future for SSDL? Maybe the Moon.