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Space Technologies at Cal (STAC) - Fundraising

$10,440
104%
Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
101 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 15, at 11:59 PM PDT
Project Owners

Space Technologies at Cal (STAC) - Fundraising

Space Technologies at Cal (STAC) is a student-run engineering organization at the University of California, Berkeley with 60+ highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students focused on developing innovative space technologies and research. We are creating a collaborative student space platform, incorporating multiple research labs and industry partners, to enable research projects such as a modular High Altitude Balloon platform, Microgravity Experiments, a CubeSat qualifying and testing a quantum gyroscope, and an Autonomous Lunar Rover project.

 

Check out the bios under 'Project Owners' for more detailed descriptions of our projects!

 

 

As student researchers, scientists, and engineers, we aim to push the frontier of space innovation with each of our projects in order to bring humanity incrementally closer to becoming an inter-planetary society. With three High Altitude Balloon launches in 2018, a Micro-gravity Experiment launch with Blue Origin in 2019 and another planned for later this year, and a CubeSat launch that will be fully funded by NASA in 2021, STAC is eager to advance space research send UC Berkeley to space and beyond!

 

 

In addition to innovating and working on cool projects, STAC is committed to energizing the UC Berkeley aerospace community. Last year, we hosted the second Space Tech Symposium @ Berkeley, with over 200 attendees from all corners of the Bay Area space community. Our events' past speakers have included CEOs and Co-founders of companies like Astranis and IRIS Automation, NASA and UC Berkeley researchers, and investors from venture capital firms. Since both events were extremely well-received, we are excited to announce that the third iteration of STS, concentrating on an overall theme of Prolonged Presence in Space, will be hosted at UC Berkeley on May 4th.

 

 

But most of all, STAC is a tight-knit community of space nerds who love to dream, innovate, get things done, and have a good time doing it. Every year, we go on retreats and other get-togethers to welcome new members and form lifelong friendships. STAC would not be what it is today if it wasn't for the comradery that holds us together through the all-nighters before launches and the countless hours we put in week after week to bring these projects to life.

 

Our way
of Thanking You

$10

Name on QubeSat Flashdrive

Get your name and a tweet-lengthed message uploaded to the onboard computer of our QubeSat that will be sent up to space!

20 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2021

$30

STAC Swag Pack

A special thank you kit full of STAC stickers and a mission patch will be sent to you, as well as a shout out on the STAC website! You'll also get your name and a message uploaded to the onboard computer of our QubeSat that will be sent up to space! (Swag pack is limited to US donors due to shipping costs).

19 of Unlimited Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2020

$100

STAC Keychain

Get a STAC keychain! We will make and ship you an awesome custom piece of STAC merchandise. You will also receive all the perks below this tier! (Only US donors due to shipping costs).

27 of 200 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: June 2020

$250

Your Name Engraved on QubeSat

Have your name flown to SPACE with an engraving on our QubeSat mission! You will also receive all the perks below this tier!

4 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2020

$500

Invite to HAB Launch Party

You will get a special invite to our next High Altitude Balloon Launch! You will also receive all the perks below this tier!

0 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2020

$1,500

Payload Space on HAB

Through this perk you will be able to use a 3"x3"x3" space on HAB for experimentation or anything you desire. This exclusive opportunity is perfect for high altitude experimentation or whatever you choose. You will also receive all the perks below this tier!

0 of 5 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: April 2020

$3,000

Name the QubeSat Satellite

You can name the QubeSat Satellite that will be launched into space via NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative! You will also receive all the perks below this tier!

1 of 1 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: May 2021

$3,000

Name the STAC Lunar Rover

With this perk you will able to name one of our flagship projects. Choose a name with a personal meaning, scientific curiosity or whatever you desire. You will be linked with the STAC community in a tangible way and can inspire the next generation of aerospace engineers with an inspiring name! You will also receive all the perks below this tier!

0 of 1 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: March 2020
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