Vice President Kamala Harris announced that the United States will refrain from conducting destructive, direct-ascent anti-satellite missile testing during a visit at the Vandenburg Space Force Base Monday. Harris visited the base one day after the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9, which contained a spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. Harris said […]
Cal Poly seniors to launch second weather balloon into space with Project OWL
In 2019, aerospace senior Evan Agarwal teamed up with technology company Project OWL to test out a device that would provide cheap, limited Wi-Fi in disaster zones by launching it into space on a giant weather balloon — and now they want to do it again. The device, or payload, which they are calling a […]
Cal Poly CubeSat will launch ExoCube2: A “loaf of bread” sized satellite into space
Cal Poly CubeSat is sending its 12th mission into space on Sunday, Jan. 17. They will launch their small satellite — the ExoCube 2 — from the wing of a modified Boeing 747 plane mid-flight.
Meet the students helping NASA collect water on the Moon and Mars
Their mission? To build a robot that can drill through rocks and sand, and extract clean water from the ice beneath it while simultaneously taking measurements.
NASA Astronaut visits campus and shares his views from above
Audible “oohs” and “aahs” filled the Performing Arts Center (PAC) Jan. 23 as Terry W. Virts, former US Air Force Colonel and Space Station Commander, took the audience on a journey of their own through the spectacular images he captured while aboard the International Space Station.
Cal Poly sophomore launches two “Moustronauts” into space
One small feat for man, one giant leap for mousekind.
Cal Poly students helped integrate first CubeSat to photograph Mars, image released
Students from the on-campus organization PolySat helped integrate two CubeSats which just became the first spacecrafts of their kind to photograph Mars.
Student-built CubeSat DAVE successfully launches aboard Delta II
PolySat builds and integrates CubeSat DAVE, launches along with NASA’s satellite ICESat-2
Cal Poly professor discovers new planets
After 14 years of studying stars wobbling, physics professor David Mitchell and his research team have discovered seven new planets.
Stars align for Cal Poly's first NASA Ambassador
Samantha Rawlins knew she wanted to do something space related ever since she was a little girl.
Poly students build satellite
On Oct. 30, satellites designed by about 25 Cal Poly engineering students in the CubeSat lab will be launched out of Wallops Island, Va., at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility.