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LightSail 2 Deploys in Space

From Cal Poly’s PolySat lab, a scientist announces, “We’ve got a sail out!” prompting Bill Nye to let out a “Woot!” and offer a thumb’s up. Nye – known as “Bill Nye

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Calling all CubeSats

Under spring clouds billowing over the roof of the Advanced Technologies Lab, a multidisciplinary team of Cal Poly Engineering students spent quarter break working on adjusting two CubeSat tracking antennas that monitor

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Interested in Building Satellites?

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

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PolySats Launch Down Under

Before it ever lifted off the planet, Cal Poly’s latest CubeSat had already traveled close to 7,000 miles. The PolySat team’s mini satellite – called ISX, or Ionospheric Scintillation explorer — was one of

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PolySat Team on Cloud 9

When students gather at the University Union to watch a historic Mars landing Monday, members of the PolySat team will be there to boast about their own space exploration. The team will

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