UB Nanosatellite Laboratory

University at Buffalo Nanosatelite Laboratory

Current Missions


FALCON, the Formation Attitude Laser Communication Orbital Navigator satellite is the fourth and current mission being constructed by our team. 

To learn more about who is making our mission possible or to get in contact with the engineers, click here!

Henry Leach

FALCON - Chief Engineer

Ryan Flora

FALCON - Program Manager

GLADOS, our oldest mission, the GLint Analyzing Data Observation Satellite is currently in progress with an anticipated launch in late-2019.

To learn more about GLADOS or get in contact with our engineers, click here!

Kurt Henderson

GLADOS - Program Manager

Dylan Sandler

GLADOS - Chief Engineer


LinkSat is the University at Buffalo Nanosatellite Laboratory’s third mission. It is a 3U Nanosatellite funded by NASA’s Undergraduate Student Instrument Project with Dr. Crassidis as the Principal Investigator.

To learn more about LinkSat or get in contact with our engineers, click here!

Ryan Daniels

LinkSat - Chief Engineer

Sarah Frey

LinkSat - Program Manager

Short Cycle Lab

The UBNL Short Cycle Lab, or “SCL” provides students with the opportunity to build experience on multi-disciplinary short-term projects related to satellites and nanosatellites. The aim of the lab is to introduce students to the tools and skills of UBNL, the systems engineering process, and satellite basics.

To learn more about SCL or get in contact with our engineers, click here!

Chet Knoer

SCL - Program Manager

Tyler O'Connor

SCL - Assistant Manager