Space Power Undergraduate Research Awards

Star Sailor Power and the Space Power Laboratory are offering the opportunity for undergraduate junior and seniors to compete for cash awards for novel research papers on space power systems.


The field of space power and spacecraft electrical power subsystem (EPS) design is an evolving field as new technologies come to the foray of space systems. Extraordinary improvements in battery technology have provided increasingly longer mission duration. New concepts in nanotechnology, smart materials and multifunctional structures are also offering new non-electrolytic power sources.

Space Power Awards Program

It is the intention of this awards program to increase the visibility of space power within the undergraduate population and create specialists for this evolving field. SPL is working with a number of institutions to establish a variety of opportunities for undergraduate students to research space power and compete for cash awards for the best paper, including new concepts. Beginning in the fall of 2016, two awards of $500 each will be given to the two most promising research papers from undergraduates majoring in space sciences and technology, systems sciences, engineering or physical sciences. The list of papers will be submitted to the Space Power Laboratory, along with letters of recommendation from appropriate faculty. The selection process will be driven by these faculty recommendations in the attempt to support the student’s program of study and school’s interests. The Space Power Awards Program will broaden to include graduate students in 2017 followed by graduate fellowships.

Star Sailor Power’s NewCo program attendees included engineers, business executives from around the US

1 August 2016

In the crowd of 30+ people were NASA, university and senior engineers, business executives, investors and start-up experts and a diverse smattering of technologists and the new “innovationists.”

Dr. Menges, Star Sailor Power CEO and speaker for the event, “It was a great time. The program was an introduction to the course that we developed for organizations. So many of the attendees are truly interested in the history, scientific and social attributes of innovation. We look forward to continuing with the larger program later this year at universities, research organizations and businesses.”

The program, “Audacity of Innovation” is a soon to be published as a newsletter. Look for "pdf" and subscription information coming soon.

Press Release: Star Sailor Power NewCo Host Company – Cincinnati July 21st

11 June 2016

Star Sailor Power, LLC. is a 2016 NewCo Cincinnati host company. SSP's presentation will be held at our downtown Cincinnati office on July 21st. More information on the event and subscription to our newsletter will be released shortly.

NewCo Host Company tickets and information.

Press Release: Senior Advisory Council announced

10 November 2015

Last week the Star Sailor Power Senior Advisory Council was introduced to investors and supporters at an evening reception. The Senior Advisory Council is composed of internationally recognized leaders in engineering, science, transportation and business. The Council is chaired by Dr. Awatef Hamed, Director of the Ohio Center for Advanced Propulsion and Power. Dr. Hamed brings over thirty years of experience in engineering leadership in advanced areas of power, propulsion and executive administration.

Press Release: Star Sailor Power licenses "ENG's" patents

18 August 2015

Wind energy innovator Star Sailor Energy, Inc. has licensed its patented energy storage and on-demand power technology to Star Sailor Power, LLC. Star Sailor Power is a high-tech funded start-up with world class leadership, advisors and engineering team. The new Star Sailor enterprise will continue a tradition of corporate responsibility, sustainability and technical and scientific excellence.

The Space Show

27 March 2015

NPR affiliate WVXU

26 February 2015
Local company develops on-demand power