Project Highlight

HELIOS V Team Project 

Team picture 

HELIOS V is a High Altitude Student Platform payload that flew this September. Its mission was to track and capture images of the Sun from the stratosphere to test an alternate way to complete solar observation. 

Student Highlight

Wesley Perkins

Wesley Perkins

Wesley Perkins is a 2nd year student at Arapahoe Community College, pursuing an associates degree.  He plans to transfer to CU Boulder where he will earn a degree in either electrical or aerospace engineering.  Wesley is currently the project manager for the COSGC statewide Solar Eclipse payload effort, in addition to co-leading the ACC balloon payload and autonomous robotics projects.  Wesley has completed 2 balloon payloads, an autonomous robot, and was on the combined Colorado Community College sounding rocket payload team that launched in June 2016.  He would love to get an advanced degree, but will jump directly into industry if he finds the right opportunity once his bachelors is complete.

Welcome to the Colorado Space Grant Consortium

Here you will find all you would like to know about our organization and our student programs. If you do not find what you are looking for, please contact me directly.

The COSGC is funded by NASA and is a state-wide organization involving 21 colleges, universities and institutions around Colorado. Our organization provides Colorado students access to space through innovative courses, real-world hands-on telescope and satellite programs, and interactive outreach programs.

Our students interact with engineers and scientists from NASA and aerospace companies to develop, test, and fly new space technologies and to support our outreach and teaching programs.

We welcome all students and are always looking for way to enhance their experience through new interactions and collaborations with NASA, government agencies, and companies.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our site and I look forward to your involvement in our program.

Chris Koehler
Colorado Space Grant Consortium
University of Colorado at Boulder
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