• Faculty Feature: Battling Space Junk with Static Electricity

    Out of 1,200 large objects in geostationary orbit 36,000 kilometers above the Earth, two-thirds of them are dead communications and Earth-observing satellites, spent rocket bodies, or pieces of such objects. Such debris creates a growing hazard for still-functioning satellites. Professor HP Schaub's research is featured in Wired magazine.

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  • CU-Boulder students designing drone to slow poaching in South Africa

    A group of University of Colorado students, in collaboration with students from around the world, are designing a new unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, to help stop the poaching of rhinoceroses for their horns in South Africa.

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  • Slowing Heat without Obstructions

    AES faculty member Prof. Mahmoud Hussein and doctoral student Bruce Davis have found a creative way to radically improve thermoelectric materials, a finding that could one day lead to the development of improved solar panels, more energy-efficient cooling equipment, and even the creation of new devices that could turn the vast amounts of heat wasted at power plants into more electricity.

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  • GOJETT featured on Discovery Channel

    The goals of the GoJett graduate student unmanned aircraft project are to enable low cost supersonic flight testing and to investigate innovative technologies for tailless supersonic aircraft, such as compact, high performance jet engines and fluidic thrust vectoring. The current vehicle will begin low-speed flight testing this summer and is 6 feet long, 100 pounds, and has been designed for Mach 1.4 (about 1000 miles/hour).

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  • CU-Boulder AeroSpace Ventures

    CU AeroSpace Ventures is a collaboration among aerospace-related departments, institutes, centers, and industry partners to create knowledge and develop new technologies to observe, measure and better understand Earth and space. CU AeroSpace Ventures focuses on: Unmanned and autonomous aircraft, small satellites, and Earth and space sensors.

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  • Hands-on Undergraduate Program

    "I strongly credit my advancement in industry to the foundation that was laid during my time in the CU-Boulder aerospace undergraduate program." Brian Woods (Aero ’03) Orion Sr. Systems Engineer Lockheed Martin

CU-Boulder's Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences is nationally known for teaching and research that address both challenges and opportunities facing the aerospace profession. Students work extensively on challenging, hands-on experiments in the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory and design projects alongside expert faculty in the department's world-class research centers. CU aerospace alumni are working at top companies and research labs, including the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Johnson Space Center, The Boeing Company, and Lockheed Martin.

Located in the beautiful city of Boulder, the University of Colorado's Aerospace Engineering Sciences department is home to 42-tenure  track, research, and instructional faculty, over 200 graduate students and 400 undergraduates. Our vibrant community of engineers and scientists tackle challenges in aerospace technology and science, focusing on:

  • Aerospace Engineering Systems
  • Astrodynamics & Satellite Navigation Systems
  • Bioastronautics
  • Remote Sensing, Earth & Space Sciences.