Welcome to the Georgia Space Grant Consortium (GSGC)
Since 1990, the Georgia Space Grant Consortium has been sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to accomplish the following objectives in the State of Georgia:
- Establish and maintain a national network of universities with interests and capabilities in aeronautics, outer space and related fields;
- Encourage cooperative programs among universities, aerospace industry, and federal, state and local governments;
- Encourage interdisciplinary training, research and public service programs related to aerospace;
- Recruit and train U.S. citizens, especially women, underrepresented minorities, and persons with disabilities, for careers in aerospace science and technology;
- Promote a strong science, mathematics, and technology education base from elementary through secondary levels.
The Consortium has been successful in achieving the objectives and continues to “Step Into Tomorrow” by providing high quality, innovative programs that have quantitative impact in Georgia and nationally.
We hope that you will review our website for additional information on the GSGC and feel free to contact us regarding our programs.
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NASA is planning to study the concept of placing a Space Station in Low Lunar Orbit (LLO). LLO is a challenging thermal environment and, as such, the Thermal Control System (TCS) design is complicated. There are a number of thermal control system design challenges associated with this particular mission. Thermal control is the maintenance of all vehicle surfaces and components within an appropriate temperature range throughout the many mission phases despite changing heat loads and thermal environments. For satellites this requires that the TCS must maintain all of the equipment within its operating and/or storage temperature range. Similar to the system for satellites, the TCS for human-rated vehicles must also maintain all of the equipment within their prescribed temperature ranges. In addition to component-level temperature control, the crewed spacecraft’s TCS must also safely and reliably maintain the internal cabin temperature to ensure both crew survivability and comfort.
The National Student Solar Spectrograph Competition (NSSSC) is an Opportunity for Undergraduates to Participate in a Real World Research Experience The yearly National Student Solar Spectrograph Competition (NSSSC) is Montana Space Grant Consortium's Education and Public Outreach (EP/O) Program for NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) mission The NSSSC provides students from across the country the opportunity to work as part of an undergraduate interdisciplinary team to design, build and test a ground based solar spectrograph. Over the course of nine months, teams come up with their own science goals and then build an instrument to collect data in support of their goals. Teams then travel to Bozeman, MT to demonstrate their instruments and present their results in a competitive science fair environment. There are four judged categories: best build, best design, best science and best presentation. Each student on the winning teams receives a scholarship award of $3,000 and a travel award to a NASA launch. College students interested in designing a spectrograph can now register for the 2012-2013 competition. Build awards of $2,000 per team are available for teams that register by Sept. 30. The 2012-2013 Final Competition Dates are May 15-18, 2013 in Bozeman, MT. Any questions please contact Randy Larimer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-994-6085
Registration and more information is available at http://www.spacegrant.montana.edu/iris/ Social Media Link: http://www.facebook.com/NASANS3
The FAA’s Design Competition for Universities will again be offered for the 2012 – 2013 academic year. The Virginia Space Grant Consortium created and manages this competition, now in its sixth year, on behalf of the FAA. The Competition guidelines and many resources are posted at the Competition website: