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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.

Sigrid Close
Associate Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics

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

To prepare for the visit of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg, PhD student Raymond Lau put together a set of visualizations demonstrating the various areas of research in the Space Environment and Satellite Systems (SESS) lab.