The Colorado Space Grant Consortium prepares students for the workforce of tomorrow through experiences including innovative courses, hands-on research, and public service activities.


The Colorado Space Grant Consortium's education program is focused on higher education course directed toward the incoming higher education student who is interested in learning the basics of space sciences and spacecraft design. Many of the COSGC members teach these Gateway type courses. Information on the Gateway course at the University of Colorado at Boulder:

Gateway to Space

In addition, COSGC coordinates a summer workshop to teach educators and students from around the country how to start sounding rocket, student space hardware programs. These workshops are open to anyone. For more information on these workshops, click here.

RockOn Workshop

Hands-On Research

The Colorado Space Grant Consortium's research program provides students with hands-on experience with real-world space projects. Since 1989, COSGC has launched many space missions. Currently, COSGC has several active space missions and several more coming soon. These missions range from high altitude experiments or BalloonSats, small orbiting satellites, telescopes, reduced gravity experiments. These programs and their associated project links are listed below. 

See Our Current Projects Webpage

See Our Past Projects Webpage

Ad-hoc Outreach  

Space Grant programs on Colorado campuses engage with their surrounding communities in various ways.   By introducing the concepts of our satellite missions to young students, we pave the road for future engineers, scientists, and COSGC team members.