Overview of the Current Activities of SSRC at USAFA

Abstract

Overview of the current activities of the Space Systems Research Center (SSRC) at the United States Air Force (USAF) Academy will be given, which will be followed by some time for Q&A. The USAF Academy is an undergraduate university located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The SSRC currently supports two research programs for final year students, FalconSAT and FalconLAUNCH. FalconLAUNCH is a sounding rocket program. The FalconSAT program has completed four academically successful missions to date since 1997, which have conducted various science experiments. FalconSAT-3 recently entered the operational phase of the mission.