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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 and Upcoming Events
Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:30 pm, ES&T L1205
This seminar is targeted at all students, faculty and staff who have an interest in planetary science applications of geology, geophysics, chemistry, atmospheric science, space plasma physics and other emerging focus areas in planetary or solar system science. This seminar should provide a forum for planetary research discussion, and also serve to encourage campus-wide interdisciplinary learning and collaboration in planetary science.
C-STAR Strategic Planning Workshop
August 26, 2014
This one-day strategic planning workshop focused on defining and prioritizing C-STAR interdisciplinary research and educational objectives for the coming academic year. Please contact Cindy Pendley, firstname.lastname@example.org or Bobby Braun, email@example.com for additional information.
Georgia Space Leadership Summit
July 29, 2014
Aerospace leaders from across the state gathered at the Georgia Tech Research Institute on July 29 to develop a plan to help expand the space industry within Georgia. The Georgia Space Leadership Summit included representatives from academia, industry, the state government and the investor community. Panelist and C-STAR director, Prof. Robert Braun observed, "This is an excellent time for Georgia entrepreneurs and technologists who have great ideas." Read more about Georgia's opportunities to contribute to the nation's space economy. This event was organized by Steve Justice, Director of the Center of Innovation for Aerospace and was moderated by Dr. Mariel Borowitz.