UGA Small Satellite Research Laboratory
The UGA Small Satellite Research Laboratory was founded in 2016 with the goal of launching a student built spacecraft - a CubeSat - into low earth orbit. Our mission is to place UGA among the top space faring Universities in the world and to give UGA a permanent presence in outer space. We aim to teach students how to design, build, and operate spacecraft while providing our faculty with unique space based data.
The deadline for spring applications is February 16th 2018.

If you apply after the deadline you will still be considered, but only in a runoff after every other applicant.

This is a 2 round application process, starting here. After this we will ask you for your resume. We will contact you for 45 minute techincal interview after reading your resume.
What is your first name? *

What is your last name? *

Have you applied to the UGA Small Satellite Research Laboratory before? *

What is your phone number? *

Are you a citizen of the United States? *

Are you a student at the University of Georgia? *

What year are you in school? *

We do not count your year against you. We attempt to bring in certain numbers from all years.

How many hours of classes are you taking in the spring 2017 semester? *

I can provide between 10 - 20 hours of work a week. *

Are you willing to work during the summer? *

Are you willing to work for at least 2 semesters? *

If you have a LinkedIn please post your public URL here:

If you have a GitHub profile please post it here:

If you have a Stack Overflow profile please link it here:

If you have a personal website please link it here:

Have you ever competed in a hackathon?

Have you ever attended a UGA Small Satellite Research Laboratory event? *

What programming languages, markup languages, and Query Languages do you know? *

Are you familiar with GNU/Linux? *

What simulations software are you familiar with? *

What serial communication architectures are you familiar with? *

This typically only applies to electrical engineering positions.

Rate how well you solder. *

Typically only applies to electrical engineering positions.
Which mission interests you most? *

SPOC is the the (SP)ectral (O)cean (C)olor Satellite. It will observe the coasts of Georgia using a hyper-spectral payload that operates from 400nm - 850nm. SPOC will launch in Q4 of 2019.

MOCI is the (M)apping and (O)cean (C)olor (I)mager Satellite. It will demonstrate the feasibility of terrain mapping in LEO (Low Earth Orbit) with SfM (Structure from Motion). MOCI may launch in Q1 of 2020.

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What team would you most like to join? *

All SSRL missions are split into 4 teams: Electronics, Mechanical, Mission Operations, and Research. In addition to these teams, there is a Lab Operations team that oversees general operations of the entire research lab.

Electronics Team: Deals with programming the spacrcraft, PCB design/fabrication, Power Systems analysis, BUS integration, building data budgets, and testing satellite to ground transmissions.

Mechanical Team: Deals with physical component assembly, performs stress/thermal/vibration tests & analysis, designs spacecraft structures, accounts for material properties, designs and manufactures any custom components or optics systems.

Mission Operations: Deals with day in the life simulations, link budgets, ground station equipment/design/support, concepts of operation, and physical operation of the satellite while in orbit.

Lab Operations: Maintains lab infrastructure, manages internal services, handles all servers and websites, deals with business operations and monetization efforts, insures the integrity of cleanrooms and testing equipment.

Let us know what positions you are interested in.

What Electronics Team Positions are you interested in? (if any) *

What Mechanical Team positions are you interested in? (if any) *

What Mission Operations positions are you interested in? (if any) *

What Lab Operations positions are you interested in? *

If you are involved in any other clubs/organizations please list them below: *

Describe a personal or group project that you are proud of *

Why do you think space exploration is important? *

Why do you think you should work at the Small Satellite Research Laboratory? *

Thank you for taking the time to apply. Taking the additional time to send your resume (make sure the filename is your full name) to will increase your chances to recieve an interview.

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