The USM Space Systems Lab (USSL) is a new group under the School of Aerospace, Universiti Sains Malaysia. The USSL encompasses research in near space, small satellite system, dynamics and control and space environment. The objectives of USSL to develop expertise in space system hardware and software, providing testing and ground facilities for space application and any airborne vehicle. In a long term, we are aiming to produce our own products related to the research. The USSL offers interesting challenges to students to works in multidisciplinary projects and to gain experience working with teams.