Capabilities and Resources

Students, Staff, Faculty, and community members associated with the STARGATE program have access to a wide range of value added resources and capabilities including:

  • CARA’s proven local team of experts in space exploration.
  • CARA's network of world renowned scientists/engineers with expertise in space exploration, space missions, RF technologies, signal processing, and "Big Data."
  • Professional PhD level student associates in Physics, Astrophysics, Engineering, Computer Science, Business,
  • 15,000 sq-ft facility (under construction, expected completion in Fall 2017) co-located with SpaceX at Boca Chica Beach will provide:
    • Office and laboratory space
    • Incubator space for companies
    • Electronics lab for prototyping and developing RF instruments (see Equipment List)
    • Fast access to the Texas Advanced Computing Center at UT Austin
  • Strategic advice, operational guidance to startups companies to accelerate the process to become successful high growth technology business
  • Access to experienced technology startup company mentors
  • Access to NewSpace venture capital investors.
  • Elevated launch priority for CubeSats
  • Conventional RF dish systems for training and instrument development.
  • Industry mentoring program for students
  • Community outreach and education resources through its involvement in the STARGATE Talks lecture series
  • Through its collaboration with the Houston Technology Center, STARGATE also offers:
    • Strategic advice, operational guidance to startups companies to accelerate the process to become successful high growth technology business
    • Access to experienced technology startup company mentors
    • Access to NewSpace venture capital investors.