Space Technology Laboratory

The Space Technology Laboratory (STL) performs research into spaceflight-qualified hardware and algorithms. Research in this facility is keyed to understanding proximity operations, relative motion, optical navigation, and design and test capabilities especially for nano-satellites. This is directly related to the design, build, test, and operation of small satellite technologies.


  • 400 ft2 Class 10,000 clean room for assembly and integration of spaceflight hardware
  • 1m x 1m x 1m test volume ultra-high vacuum thermal vacuum chamber for space environmental testing
  • Sawyer 7DOF robots for use as a proximity operation and optical sensors testbed
  • Optical calibration and test system, including an optical bench

Lab Information

Location: MP 223

Lab Director: Bogdan Udrea and Troy Henderson

Contact Us: To speak to someone about this lab or any of our facilities, call us at 386-226-6100 or 800-862-2416, or email