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Stanford Aeronautics and Astronautics

Space Environment and Satellite Systems

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The Space Environment and Satellite Systems laboratory in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University studies a variety of topics related to the space environment. Our current efforts are focused on characterizing the space environment and understanding space environment effects on spacecraft. These topics fall under the Space Situational Awareness (SSA) umbrella that include environmental remote sensing using satellite systems and ground-based radar.

Several SESS students explain their research projects and how they fit into the goals of lab's goals.

Sigrid Close
Associate Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics

“ Spacecraft are becoming ubiquitous, and we use them for everything ... ”