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USU Students Present at 41st Annual Astronautical Conference

02/09/2018

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News Release — LOGAN, UTAH, February 9, 2018 — Five engineering students from Utah State University attended the 41st Annual AAS Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference in Breckenridge, Colo.

The USU delegates hosted a booth that was visited by more than 100 college students. Additionally, the students prepared conference papers and presentations that were delivered at the conference. The event was held Feb. 2-7.

Student Group

The USU delegates hosted a booth that was visited by more than 100 college students.

The students were advised by David Geller, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Utah State University. Dr. Geller is an expert in Spacecraft Guidance and Navigation & Control. He also manages the USU-STAR telescope, an Air Force-funded project that investigates optical detection and tracking of geostationary debris objects.

The students in attendance were:

  • Simon Shuster (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, undergraduate)
  • Rachit Bhatia (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, undergraduate)
  • Nick Ortolano (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, undergraduate)
  • Akhter Mohmud Nafi (Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, graduate)
  • Aaron Avery (Electrical & Computer Engineering, graduate)