Spacedrones is a Virginia Tech collaborative laboratory that enables multidisciplinary research for small satellites and autonomous space applications. We leverage cutting edge technology to provide a combined hardware and software testbed facility and spacecraft simulator to be used by investigators across engineering disciplines including electrical, aerospace, ocean, mechanical, and others.

Jonathan Black, Ph.D.

Spacedrones director, Jonathan Black is also a professor for the Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech, director of the Aerospace and Ocean Laboratory for the Hume Center and co-director at the Center for Space Science and Engineering Research