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1. The OUFTI-1 nanosatellite is succesfully integrated and ready to undergo functional and environmental tests (see here).

2. S3L has received an ERC starting grant (NOVIB project).

3. Creation of the Liège Space Research Institute (LiSRI) to join the expertise in the field of space research available at ULg.

Welcome to the Space Structures and Systems Laboratory (S3L) in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Liege.

Founded in 2007, S3L encompasses strong expertise in aeronautical and space structures. Research activities center around four main themes:

1. Aerospace structures
2. Nonlinear vibrations
3. Orbital mechanics & astrodynamics
4. Nanosatellite design

Educational activities include academic courses and hands-on involvement of students in real space missions. S3L participates in the development of the first Belgian nanosatellite OUFTI-1, designed entirely by engineering students. S3L also develops a payload aboard the QARMAN nanosatellite proposed by the von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics.

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