UofS Space Team Project STARFOX, Can-RGX Micro Gravity Research


Project StarFox - Can-RGX Logo

Project STARFOX (Spinning Terrestrial Analog Regolith Filtering Operation eXperiment), the USST proposal for the Canadian Reduced Gravity Experiment Design Challenge (CAN-RGX), has been accepted.

The STARFOX Division will be headed to Ottawa this summer to conduct microgravity research, with mission specialists Adam Lozinsky and Aaron Peters flying onboard the NRC’s Falcon 20 research aircraft.

Adam Lozinski describes the project as “ambitious but approachable.” The team is well on their way, having completed their critical design review and now moving on to constructing their testing apparatus (design shown to right).

Stay tuned for more updates!

To arrange interviews, contact:

Marielle Gauthier Communications Officer
College of Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
306 966-7924

Featured phtoto by Danno Peters. From left to right Jordan Himmelsbach, J. Matthew Gjevre, Skylar Koroluk, David Forseille, Aaron Peters, Adam Lozinsky, Carson Daly, and Liam Gray.

Interview with CBC Radio

This past Sunday the USST Vice-President of Engineering, Austin Shirley, had a discussion on CBC radio about our rover, the URC, and the benefits of participating in the USST! Check it out!

Official Release

We are happy to announce that our press release this morning was a huge success! We had a great turnout and received a lot of media attention. We were very excited to finally be able to announce our collaboration with the United States Naval Research Laboratory and unveil our satellite prototype to the public!

Thank you to Mayor Don Atchison, Dr. Glenn Hussey, and Dr. Ernie Barber for speaking at our event; we truly appreciate your support. We are also very grateful to everyone who took the time out of their day to stop by our event–it wouldn’t have been as successful as it was without you!

The official release can be seen here. For more information about the press coverage received from this event, take a look at this page; we will keep it updated as new information becomes available.

Press Conference

The University of Saskatchewan Space Design Team is hosting a press conference on February 16 at 9:30am in Convocation Hall to make an announcement about the future of our team. In addition, we will be sending off a group of our teammates as they journey to Ottawa on February 19. These members will be presenting the design of the USST’s nanosatellite to a panel of judges at the Canadian Space Agency’s David Florida Lab as part of the Canadian Satellite Design Challenge. We hope to see you there!

News Talk 650 CKOM

Our team president, Aarya Shahsavar, was on The Brent Loucks Show this morning discussing the USST and independent space projects. Check out our press page for more information!

CTV Saskatoon, CBC Radio, and 650 CKOM

We’ve just finished doing a few different interviews – check out our press page for more information.

Thank you to our friends at CTV Saskatoon, CBC Radio, and 650 CKOM for having us! We look forward to continued relations in the future.