Here at STAC we're a group of passionate scientists who want to push the frontier of space research and the space industry. We are not a typical engineering club that focuses on a set competition but rather we focus on making strides in innovating space technologies.
We're 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 strive to create a collaborative student space platform, incorporating multiple research labs and industry partners, to enable research projects such as microgravity experiments, a CubeSat qualifying and testing a quantum gyroscope, an Autonomous Lunar Rover project, space bioengineering for astronaut health, and the Lunar Hopper rover for exploring lunar landscapes.
In addition to innovating and working on cool projects, STAC is committed to energizing the UC Berkeley aerospace community. In 2022, we hosted the third 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 Planet, Astra, Google's Project Loon, Astranis, NASA and UC Berkeley researchers, and investors from venture capital firms. We're committed to continuing our annual tradition of bringing together the best and brightest in space!
How you can help!
More than just designing projects though, as student researchers, scientists, and engineers, we aim to actually push the frontier of space innovation with each of our projects and provide valuable experience for our members. Our QubeSat is launching to the ISS next year and TIME II will be launching with Blue Origin this winter, and through them and future launches, STAC is eager to send UC Berkeley to space and beyond!
And to do that, we need funding! With your support, we hope to be able to finance the launches of QubeSat and TIME II's projects and be able to help realize the fruits of many semesters of labor! We will use 100% of funds to subsidize the equipment and operational costs of our projects.
TIME II (Left) and QubeSat (Right)
TIME II will be analyzing the effects of microgravity on bacteria and will be launching via Blue Origin sometime this winter, while QubeSat will be testing out a quantum gyroscope created at Cal (Go Bears!) and will be deployed from the ISS sometime next year!
More images of the team!
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