The Center for Space Technology and Research (C-STAR) organizes, integrates, and facilitates Georgia Tech’s space science and technology research activities. C-STAR brings together a wide range of faculty who are active in space-related research and functions as Georgia Tech’s focal point for the growth of the space industry in the state of Georgia.

C-STAR’s primary goal is to improve and expand space-related educational and research efforts on the Georgia Tech campus. C-STAR research is advancing the frontiers of astrophysics, Earth science, planetary science, robotics, space policy, space technology, and space systems engineering while also fostering a vibrant undergraduate and graduate education portfolio in these areas. C-STAR personnel and facilities are drawn from Aerospace Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Public Policy, and the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

C-STAR was established in 2013 and is presently led by Thomas Orlando (Director) and and Glenn Lightsey (Associate Director).