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Organization: Pico Satellite Program

  1. SSO: Sponsored Student Organization
  2. Pico Satellite Program
  3. OSU-PSP
  4. The OSU-PSP is a group of Oregon State University students, faculty, industry partners, and community members working collaboratively together in order to launch a picosatellite into low-earth orbit (LEO). The organization is structured with several faculty, industry, and community member student advisors. The advisors are from varied backgrounds including physics, chemistry, electrical & mechanical engineering, atmospheric sciences, geological sciences, military, satellite communications, and many more. The broad areas of leadership expertise allow each subgroup with a given task to have a set advisor who sees to project completion. The Oregon State University PicoSatellite Project (OSU-PSP) will educate students on all aspects of a satellite mission from the initial starting phase through launch and mission completion. Students will gain experience on all aspects of a satellite mission including organization and planning, mission cost and effectiveness evaluations, selection and purchasing of components, and programming and communications to name a few. The program will provide students with a better understanding of the physical concepts involved in aeronautical, electronic, mechanical, and physical systems involved in space research.
  5. picosatellite@oregonstate.edu
  6. http://oregonstate.edu/osupicosat


  1. Contact spacecraft@lists.oregonstate.edu.

Organization Type

  1. Academic
    • Recreation
    • Special Interest

Mailing Address

  1. Weniger Hall 465
  2. Corvallis
  3. Oregon
  4. 97331

Advisors 2012-2013

William Hetherington
Faculty Advisor

Officers 2012-2013

Amanda Abbott
President (Chair)

Wade Cline
Other (Responsible Party)

Blanca Lewis

Anthony Odenthal
Other (Responsible Party)

Nick Snowhill
Vice-President (Vice Chair)

  • Student Events & Activities Center (SEAC)
  • Memorial Union 103, Corvallis, OR 97331
  • Phone: (541) 71 EVENT (3-8368)
  • Fax: (541) 737 1565
  • Email: student.orgs@oregonstate.edu