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The Center for Space Technology and Research (C-STAR) organizes, integrates, and facilitates Georgia Tech's space science and technology research activities. C-STAR brings together a wide range of Georgia Tech faculty who are active in space-related research and functions as a focal point for the growth of the space industry in the state of Georgia. C-STAR personnel are advancing the frontiers of astrophysics, Earth science, planetary science, robotics, space policy, space technology, and space systems engineering. C-STAR was established in 2013 and is led by Robert D. Braun (Director) and Thomas Orlando (Associate Director). C-STAR is actively engaged in partnerships with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the Georgia Department of Economic Development Center of Innovation for Aerospace, and the Georgia Space Grant Consortium.
News & Events
Fall 2015 CSTAR Meeting
Monday, September 21, 2015
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Bradley Conference Room
(located inside Highland Bakery)
CSTAR Distinguished Lecture Series:
Understanding Particles and Fields Throughout the Solar System
Dr. Daniel N. Baker
Event Date: October 7, 2015
Welcome Reception: 6 p.m.
Lecture: 7 p.m.
Location: LeCraw Auditorium
Scheller College of Business, First Floor
Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity and the Exploration of the Red Planet
Dr. Steve Squyres
April 13, 2015
The Voyager spacecraft after 37 years in space:
The quest for traveling beyond our solar system
Dr. Stamatios Krimigis
January 12, 2015
Five Faculty Council Members selected as CSTAR 2015 Summer Fellows@JPL
We are pleased to announce that five faculty council members have been selected as CSTAR 2015 Summer Fellows@JPL sponsored by the Georgia Tech Center for Space Technology and Research (CSTAR) and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). The 2015 Summer Fellows and selected research topics are as follows:
Brian Gunter (AE): Requirements and Standards Development for a Future Interplanetary Hosted Payload System
Thomas Orlando (Chemistry): Development of a Combined Mass Spectrometry Imaging and X-ray Fluorescence System for Analyzing Geological Samples
Amanda Stockton (Chemistry): Microfabricated Systems for Coupling Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction to Mass Spectrometry
Britney Schmidt (EAS): Bringing Europa Closer to Home
Julie Linsey (ME): Evaluating Alternative Methods for A-Team Early Concept Formulation
These awards will allow Georgia Tech faculty to spend a portion of this summer on-site at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory pursuing research collaborations that advance the frontiers of space science and space technology. This is the second year of this summer research collaboration program.