Get Away Special

An undergraduate team sending student projects to space since 1976



The Get Away Special Passive Attitude Control Satellite (GASPACS) is a 1U CubeSat technology demonstration mission designed to test inflatable structures in space. GASPACS was launched in December 2021 to the International Space Station on board the SpaceX CRS-24 mission. It was then deployed from the ISS into low Earth orbit on January 26, 2022. GASPACS has successfully completed all of its mission objectives. The AeroBoom was fully deployed approximately 45 minutes after deployment from the ISS. The picture proving so was sent down later that day, completing the primary mission objective. Since then, the GAS Team has downlinked enough magnetometer data to conclude that the AeroBoom has succeeded in providing passive attitude control, completing the secondary mission objective. Click the button below to read more about GASPACS and its current status in space.

GASPACS High Resolution Picture From Space!GASPACS AeroBoom Fully Deployed (HQ1)

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About the GAS Team

The Get Away Special Team is an undergraduate, extracurricular research team within the Utah State University Physics Department that gives students the opportunity to learn real-world engineering skills by effectively contributing to aerospace research.  We are fueled by the passion of our team to design, develop, test, and produce something that will advance space technology.  We take pride in producing individuals who are prepared to enter the workforce or continue in academia as innovative and cooperative members or leaders of their teams.

Meeting Times

General Meeting
General Meeting
Wednesdays at 5:30 PM
Engineering 201

Electrical Team
The Electrical Team
Mondays at 5:30 PM
Science Engineering Research 011

Mechanical Team
Mechanical Team
Fridays at 6:00 PM
Science Engineering Research 244

Software Team
The Software Team
Thursdays at 5:30 PM
Engineering 201



I have two main goals in life, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.

– Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist


Neil DeGrasse Tyson


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Contact Us

The GAS Team works in partnership with local and national entities, individuals, and collaborative groups. Feel free to reach out with any questions or business inquiries.


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Join the Team

Interested in joining the team? All majors are welcome and no experience is required!  The GAS Team takes pride in its fully-undergraduate status, where students do all of the designing, building, and testing on satellite projects. The only requirement for joining the team is a love for space and an eagerness to learn!  

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