SORA PMR (Program Management Review) in Utah

The SORA Team recently had a successful Program Management Review in Utah this summer while attending the Small Satellite Conference.  The Review was held by the Air Force Research Laboratory, and included several Industry Professionals.  Congratulations to the entire team for a job well done!

SmallSat Student Publication Selection

Seamus Lombardo took second place at the student competition at the Small Satellite Conference in Utah this summer with his paper, “A Low-Cost Method for Reaction Wheel Torque Characterization in Small Satellites”. A copy of his award winning paper is available here!

Small Sat Student Publication

Congratulations to our lab member, Seamus Lombardo! His paper, “A Low-Cost Method for Reaction Wheel Torque Characterization in Small Satellites” is one of six finalists chosen by a panel of judges from NASA, academia, industry, and the military to be presented at the annual Small Satellite Conference on August 10th. We’re proud that the novel […]

Ground Station Barn Raising!

Earlier today our ground station finally went up! The tower has been raised, the rotor mounted, and it will all be functional in the very near future! Thank you to everyone who came out to help with this effort!

UBNL Summer Internship Class of 2016

Wondering how beneficial the UNBL experience can be? We are extremely proud to announce out largest summer internship class to-date! Over twenty of our lab members will be going to internships or jobs across the country and working in many different fields from aerospace and mechanical engineering to computer science and environmental studies.  We wish […]

Internal Midterm Review for Spring 2016

On this past Monday, March 7th, we conducted our first “all hands on deck” internal review, where subsystem leads went over current progress since our review with the Air Force that happened mid-January. There were a significant amount of team members that attended the review, and many were able to learn what was occurring on […]

CSD Testing Underway

On Saturday, February 27, UBNL’s testing team carried out two structure-related tests on GLADOS’s radio antennas and mechanical inhibits switches. The antennas test consisted of simulating a satellite deployment from a Canasterized Satellite Dispenser (or CSD) 500 times. This is done in order to verify that the satellite antennas will be capable of automatic deployment […]

PCB Training Session

PCB design had a smaller group this week, likely on account of the crazy weather, but some new people were among those. We got through most of the board layout process, including making revisions to the schematic and pulling them into the layout mid-design.  Tasks covered included: Component placement Trace routing Using net classes to […]

PCB Training Session

The PCB design course resumed work on the project’s schematic in  Dip Trace. Participants worked through more aspects of parts library management, added a few components and features to the design, and then finished connecting everything on the board. This left enough time to start looking at the board layout phase, but all the real […]