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GAS Team Projects


The GAS Team is sending a passive attitude controlled satellite to space. Read more about our project planned to launch this December aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket.

KC-135 0G Aircraft Flights

Utah State University was given the opportunity to send students and research projects aboard the KC-135 dubbed "Vomit Comet". Read more about the amazing experiences of these students.

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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.

GAS Team Articles

Satellite Vibration Testing

Utah State University's GAS Team is required to test their satellite against simulated vibrations of their planned orbital launch. Read more about how are vibration test went.

CUBESAT Completed

Utah State University's Get Away Special has completed their 1U CubeSAT. Set for launch later this year, read more about the importance and process it has taken to get this satellite ready for delivery.

GASPACS Picture Transmission

The GAS team needs to get pictures down in order to verify that their payload was deployed successfully. Read more about the process of getting a picture from the satellite back to Earth and some of the challenges they encountered.


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.

– Neal DeGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist


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The GAS Team at USU works in partnership with local and national entities, individuals and colaborative groups. Feel free to reach out to us with your questions about our program here at USU.

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The Utah State University GAS Team welcomes all USU students to participate in leading technological development in space. Ask us about the Communications, Electrical, Software and Mechanical Teams to know more about how you can be a part of the GAS Team.

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