The event, held Friday, April 26, at the Indoor Practice Facility, featured teams from across the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
The long term vision of VANTAGE, which stands for Visual Approximation of Nanosat Trajectories to Augment Ground-based Estimation, is to augment existing, ground-based CubeSat Space Situational Awareness (SSA) by observing CubeSat deployments from the perspective of the NanoRacks (NR) ISS-based deployer. This year’s VANTAGE team produced a proof of concept for this mission by developing a ground based prototype to test using a simulated CubeSat deployment in a laboratory environment.
The team featured students Aaron Aboaf, Dylan Bossie, Sean Downs, Justin Fay, Marshall Herr, Josh Kirby, Lara Lufkin, Richard Moon, Nicholas Renninger, Zach Talpas, and Jerry Wang, and was sponsored by Smead Aerospace Professor Penina Axelrad.
The full Team VANTAGE with faculty advisor Associate Professor Marcus Holzinger (left).