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