The Student Space Programs Laboratory: Fostering student space systems education and research within a university environment

Brian C. Schratz, Sven G. Bilen, C. Russell Philbrick

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Abstract

In August of 2006, the Student Space Programs Laboratory (SSPL) was established at The Pennsylvania State University. The Lab emerged to cope with the challenges of increasing space mission scope and complexity; to formalize the processes and procedures of space systems engineering; to collaborate and share resources among projects; to connect better with University research; and to identify new opportunities for Penn State students to gain space-flight hardware development experience. In less than one year from its inception and building on past successes, the Lab has prospered in many ways that should serve to pave the way for increased student opportunities in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-278
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue number647 SP
StatePublished - Jun 1 2007
Event18th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research - Visby, Sweden
Duration: Jun 3 2007Jun 7 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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