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Cadets preparing FalconSAT-6 for launch vehicle integration.

Cadets preparing FalconSAT-6 for launch vehicle integration.

Cadets preparing FalconSAT-6 for launch vehicle integration.

The Cadet Space Operations Squadron (CSOPs) executing a FalconSAT-6 contact from the U.S. Air Force Academy ground station.

The Cadet Space Operations Squadron (CSOPs) executing a FalconSAT-6 contact from the U.S. Air Force Academy ground station.

The Cadet Space Operations Squadron (CSOPs) executing a FalconSAT-6 contact from the U.S. Air Force Academy ground station.

Cadets enrolled in Astro Engineering 436, Small Spacecraft Engineering, pose in front of FalconSAT-6 and FalconSAT-8.

Cadets enrolled in Astro Engineering 436, Small Spacecraft Engineering, pose in front of FalconSAT-6 and FalconSAT-8.

Cadets enrolled in Astro Engineering 436, Small Spacecraft Engineering, pose in front of FalconSAT-6 and FalconSAT-8.

The Cadet Space Operations Squadron (CSOPs) executing a FalconSAT-6 contact from the USAFA ground station.

The Cadet Space Operations Squadron (CSOPs) executing a FalconSAT-6 contact from the USAFA ground station.

The Cadet Space Operations Squadron (CSOPs) executing a FalconSAT-6 contact from the USAFA ground station.

Cadets and faculty participating in launch vehicle integration at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Cadets and faculty participating in launch vehicle integration at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Cadets and faculty participating in launch vehicle integration at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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The Space Systems Research Center (SSRC) designs, builds, tests and flies five cadet-built, Department of Defense(DoD)-backed satellites. It focuses on cadet education while achieving real DoD objectives and supports national Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) educational objectives.

CORE COMPETENCIES
  • Designing, building, testing and flying small spacecraft
  • Systems engineering
  • Avionics testing/simulation
MAJOR PROJECTS
  • FalconSAT-6
  • FalconSAT-8
  • EyasSAT technology demonstrator
  • Cadet space operations squadron
CONTACT US

Maj Daniel Showalter
(719) 333-3315
Daniel.showalter@usafa.edu