About S3FL

Student Space Systems Fabrication Laboratory (S3FL) is a collaboration of three aerospace engineering design teams at the University of Michigan dedicated to providing students with practical space systems experience not readily available through the academic curriculum.

Michigan Balloon Recovery and Satellite Testbed, the Robotic Exploration of Space Team, and Bluesat offer students practical, interdisciplinary experience through the design and development of exciting and applicable aerospace projects.

Meet our subteams


Develop innovative and reliable systems to fly scientific and satellite payloads on high-altitude weather balloons.


Design and build a robot to autonomously navigate and collect samples in a lunar environment.


Coming soon!

Join us!

We are always looking for passionate new students to join our team! Undergraduate and graduate students of all schools are welcome.
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Sponsor us!

We are continuously seeking support from individuals and industry as part of our overall academic mission to support student projects.
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