Interested in Building Satellites?

Student in front of computer.
PolySat lead Grigory Heaton, an aerospace engineering and physics major, checks out the orbital paths of Cal Poly CubeSats in the PolySat Lab.

Are you interested in working on hardware and software that will go to space? Consider joining PolySat, Cal Poly’s student-run satellite research lab. PolySat has launched 10 satellites since it was founded in 1999, and they stand at the forefront of the small satellite industry, continuously innovating the way companies and universities access space. The PolySat electrical team is actively looking for engineers to help expand capabilities starting this summer. Students of ALL class levels with interests in circuit board design, systems engineering, or just pushing the boundaries of space exploration are encouraged to apply!

To apply, download and complete the application on and bring it by the PolySat lab space (building 192, room 101). The application deadline is April 19th , and all decisions will be finalized by May 10th. For more information, consult our website or just stop by our lab space and knock on the door!

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