Space Systems Engineering Program

Our Mission

To provide interdisciplinary engineering and science students with hands-on experience in all aspects of space systems engineering through a design, build, launch paradigm applied to balloon and rocket payloads and small satellites.

SSEP Goals

  • Student Training - Provide students with opportunities for hands on experience with design, construction, testing and launch of complex systems from balloon and rocket payloads to small satellites.
  • Scientific Research - Develop low cost, student designed rocket payloads to investigate high latitude geophysical phenomena.
  • Collaborations with Industry and NASA - Provide a low cost test bed for verification of new flight hardware technology and development of internet tools for distributed project management.

Our Sponsors

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Alaska Aerospace Corporation, Alaska Space Grant Program, Univerisity of Alaska Fairbanks College of Engineering and Mines, National Aeronautics and Space Administration