The Space Telecommunications, Astronomy and Radiation Laboratory, led by Prof. Kerri Cahoy, is part of the Space Systems Laboratory in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT.

Our research focuses on:

  • Space: developing new capabilities for satellites, especially CubeSats, so we can frequently observe the effects of weather (like hurricanes) and solar storms anywhere on Earth
  • Telecommunications: using laser communications and radio frequency communications to get data down fast, and also do some science!
  • Astronomy: exploring our Solar System and imaging Exoplanets with advanced space telescopes
  • Radiation: detecting and predicting how solar storms affect the Earth and our satellites

STAR Lab is located in MIT Building 37 Room 320.

Administrative Assistant
Marilyn Good
Phone: (617) 452-3840
Fax: (617) 253-7472
Mailing address:
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Bldg. 37 Rm. 315
Cambridge, MA 02139
If navigating by GPS to Bldg. 37, use:
70 Vassar St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Building names include "McNair Building" and "Kavli Institute"
Shipping address:
32 Vassar St.
Bldg. 37 Rm. 315
Cambridge, MA 02139