2021 Summer GAS Fellows

Utah State University Fellowship Program

Utah State University is invested in teaching students how to be experts in their field. In the summer of 2021 Utah State University sponsored the GAS team through the physics department to build up a team of 14 undergraduate students. These students are working hard to build Utah State University’s first Cube SAT planned to launch with SpaceX quarter 1 of 2022. The GAS team is entirely made up of undergraduate students, representing the full potential of students coming to USU to study various degrees.

Jack Danos
Team Coordinator

Jack is in charge of the GAS team. He spends most of his time working on the GASPACS Cubesat, making sure that all of the individual systems are coming together smoothly into a working and tested final product. He can't wait to see a picture of the deployed boom transmitted down from space.

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Daniel Ashby
Communications Team Leader
Ben Lewis
Electrical Team Leader

GAS Team Leadership

 

The GAS Team is divided up into 4 Teams that work on specific parts of the Cube SAT Project. These 4 Teams are; Communications, Electrical, Mechanical, and Software. Team Leads, set up goals and objectives for their prospective teams and make sure that time windows are met.


Shawn Jones
Software Team Lead

Shawn is studying Computer Engineering. He has always looked to the sky and dreamed of the stars. He loves working on the team, as it has provided and opportunity to learn more about space and further his education.

Ryan King
Communications Team

Ryan is studying Mechanical Engineering. He is working on the communications team, and is primarily working on building the ground station to communicate with the satellite.

Cooper Gowan
Mechanical Team

Cooper is studying Mechanical Engineering. He is part of the mechanical team helping to construct GASPACS. Some of their responsibilities are to determine the best Aeroboom configuration and to test GASPACS components. He enjoys working on different boom configurations and working on the tensioning system. He is excited to watch the team's satellite launch into orbit on the SpaceX rocket. His message to Elon Musk is "Thanks for the lift".

Andrew Nelson
Mechanical Team

Andrew is studying mechanical and electrical engineering at USU. He is excited to be working on the payload for the satellite. He has spent a lot of time working on the tensioning system and aeroboom design.

Donna Grace Metcalf
Electrical Team

Grace is a second year Electrical Engineering student at Utah State. She is excited to be a part of something so big so early on in her career. She is looking forward to launching in December so she can say she sent something to space before she turns 20. For her it is all about those bragging rights.

Daniel Ashby
Communications Team

Daniel is dual majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Computational Mathematics. He is the communications team lead. He is currently working on the ground station for GASPACS. This team is pretty sweet because right when he joined he was working on important tasks and not just grunt work.

Alex Allgrunn
Software Team

Alex is studying Mechanical Engineering and considering minoring in Computer Engineering or Computer Science. For him, working on GASPACS has been a great opportunity to grow his skillset and to learn about how to work on a real project within a team. Recently, he has been working on creating and testing software that will help the satellite to complete it's mission objectives and transmit it's information back to Utah State University. He hopes to continue to contribute to future projects with the GAS team just as he was with the GASPACS CubeSat.

Tom Christensen
Software Team

Tom is studying Electrical Engineering. He has loved learning to code in python and C for the satellite. He has had an amazing opportunity working with this undergraduate team who's committed to mission success and completion.

Joshua Hessing
Software Team

Josh is studying Computer Engineering. He is excited to be able to program something that will actually be in space. He is working on programming and testing the software that will run on the satellite. He enjoys working with these smart and determined people and does his best to work together with the team and learn everything he can from others.

Evan Anderson
Software Team

Evan is studying Computer Science with a minor in Multimedia Development. He is excited to apply what he has learned in school to a real-world setting. He is working on the software for the satellite along with the team website. Working on a team of dedicated undergraduates has been enjoyable and has allowed him to learn more about programming and space research.

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Software Team Leader

 

The Software Team is made up of Utah State University Students, dedicated to creating useful code for the GAS Team Cube SAT.

Shawn Jones
Software Team Lead

Shawn is studying Computer Engineering. He has always looked to the sky and dreamed of the stars. He loves working on the team, as it has provided and opportunity to learn more about space and further his education.

Ryan King
Communications Team

Ryan is studying Mechanical Engineering. He is working on the communications team, and is primarily working on building the ground station to communicate with the satellite.

Cooper Gowan
Mechanical Team

Cooper is studying Mechanical Engineering. He is part of the mechanical team helping to construct GASPACS. Some of their responsibilities are to determine the best Aeroboom configuration and to test GASPACS components. He enjoys working on different boom configurations and working on the tensioning system. He is excited to watch the team's satellite launch into orbit on the SpaceX rocket. His message to Elon Musk is "Thanks for the lift".

Andrew Nelson
Mechanical Team

Andrew is studying mechanical and electrical engineering at USU. He is excited to be working on the payload for the satellite. He has spent a lot of time working on the tensioning system and aeroboom design.

Donna Grace Metcalf
Electrical Team

Grace is a second year Electrical Engineering student at Utah State. She is excited to be a part of something so big so early on in her career. She is looking forward to launching in December so she can say she sent something to space before she turns 20. For her it is all about those bragging rights.

Daniel Ashby
Communications Team

Daniel is dual majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Computational Mathematics. He is the communications team lead. He is currently working on the ground station for GASPACS. This team is pretty sweet because right when he joined he was working on important tasks and not just grunt work.

Alex Allgrunn
Software Team

Alex is studying Mechanical Engineering and considering minoring in Computer Engineering or Computer Science. For him, working on GASPACS has been a great opportunity to grow his skillset and to learn about how to work on a real project within a team. Recently, he has been working on creating and testing software that will help the satellite to complete it's mission objectives and transmit it's information back to Utah State University. He hopes to continue to contribute to future projects with the GAS team just as he was with the GASPACS CubeSat.

Tom Christensen
Software Team

Tom is studying Electrical Engineering. He has loved learning to code in python and C for the satellite. He has had an amazing opportunity working with this undergraduate team who's committed to mission success and completion.

Joshua Hessing
Software Team

Josh is studying Computer Engineering. He is excited to be able to program something that will actually be in space. He is working on programming and testing the software that will run on the satellite. He enjoys working with these smart and determined people and does his best to work together with the team and learn everything he can from others.

Evan Anderson
Software Team

Evan is studying Computer Science with a minor in Multimedia Development. He is excited to apply what he has learned in school to a real-world setting. He is working on the software for the satellite along with the team website. Working on a team of dedicated undergraduates has been enjoyable and has allowed him to learn more about programming and space research.

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