Ryan Nugent

CubeSat Staff

Ryan Nugent is currently a Co-Principal Investigator of the CubeSat Lab at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. Ryan has spent 13 years with the program, starting as an undergraduate student and continuing as a graduate student in Aerospace Engineering. Ryan took a staff position at Cal Poly in 2011. He has lead development efforts for Cal Poly dispenser designs, developing the processes required to support NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, European Space Agency, and Commercial Organizations in certifying CubeSats and CubeSat dispensers for domestic and international launches. Overall, Ryan has supported 23 orbital launches in the U.S. and internationally involving over 155 satellites, including the MarCO CubeSats. Ryan is currently managing the CubeSat Program at Cal Poly, which manages the CubeSat Standard and is currently working on additional launch campaigns and supporting the development of three different satellite projects at Cal Poly.