SASSI^2 has recieved a confirmed launch slot as a secondary payload on an Orbital ATK Antares launch vehicle out of NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The primary payload (designated OA-10) is an Orbital ATK Cygnus ISS resupply vehicle and will occur in the fall of 2018.
Congratulations to Jose Sepulveda who finished his M.S. in August 2017, and welcome to Giusy Falcone who joined the research group this fall!
Congratulations to Kevin Lohan (M.S.), Christopher Lorenz (M.S.), and Ankit Jain (M.S.) who graduated this May.
Congratulations to Jimmy Williams and Jose Sepulveda for receiving travel scholarships to attend the 14th International Planetary Probe Workshop in the Hague, Netherlands this June!
The Putnam Research Group has been awarded a grant to lead mission design and aerocapture system development for the Chariot to the Moons of Mars planetary small satellite mission concept study.
The Putnam Research Group welcomes its two newest gradate students, Nate Skolnik and Jimmy Williams. Nate is a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow investigating the application of self-healing materials to thermal protection systems for entry vehicles. Jimmy is the lead graduate student mentor for the SASSI² flight project.