Laboratories and student groups working with the center.
Space Telecom Astronomy Radiation Lab (STAR Lab)
STAR Lab demonstrates new technologies using small satellites, designed, built, and operated at MIT and with partners. We focus on telecommunications (radio and optical), astronomy, and radiation/remote sensing research.
Space Systems Lab (SSL)
Contributing to the present and future exploration and development of space by exploring innovative concepts for the design and integration of future space systems and training the next generation of researchers and engineers.
Space Propulsion Laboratory (SPL)
SPL provides the infrastructure to support the Space Propulsion graduate field in the MIT AeroAstro department. A significant fraction of SPL’s research is focused on the development and modeling of scalable space thrusters.
Engineering Systems Laboratory (ESL)
ESL studies the underlying principles and methods for designing complex socio-technical systems that involve a mix of architecture, technologies, organizations, policy issues, and complex networked operations.
Astrodynamics, space Robotics, and Controls Laboratory (ARCLab)
ARCLab conducts research on Astrodynamics, Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Management, Satellite Guidance and Navigation, Estimation and Controls, Reinforcement Learning, and Optimal Control.
The Cordero Lab
The Cordero Lab is pushing the boundaries of additive manufacturing for spaceflight through the development of new net-shaping processes and materials.