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Our Lab

Earth from Space
Getting involved at UBNL is as easy as emailing or talking to any subsystem lead. No prior skills are necessary, and all skills required for success in UBNL can be taught in house!

Any student attending SUNY University at Buffalo is eligible to join UBNL. This research lab is mainly undergraduate focused, but graduate students and freshmen are welcome! Time spent doing work in the lab can also count as a technical elective after successfully completing one semester of work at UBNL. For more info, please email a manager listed in the 'Join us' Section.

Our Mission and Short Cycle Lab (SCL)

Currently UBNL has 1 mission and a Short cycle lab (SCL). The oldest mission, GLADOS, has been in the works for ~11 years and is set to launch in 2025. The SCL is great for newcomers and those who desire work in the lab, but have yet to decide which subsystem to join. Working in the SCL will teach you many of the skills necessary to work on a nano-satellite mission, as well as let you try out different subsystems. 



GLADOS is a 6U cubesat that is currently being tested to ensure that it passes every necessary tests so that it may move into phase C. Phase C is where the finalized model of GLADOS is built in house, tested, and eventually sent for space launch. Currently, the GLADOS subsystems are full. If you have any questions regarding GLADOS, please contact someone from the GLADOS team!

Short Cycle Lab

The SCL is wonderful experience for anyone joining the lab, or those who do not know where to start. The SCL will teach you the basics of every subsystem in small satellite missions. Students in the SCL will work on various projects utilizing a high altitude balloon. If you have any questions regarding the SCL, please contact someone from the SCL team!

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