Aerospace Engineering

University of Colorado Boulder
  • MinXSS CubeSat

    LASP (Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics) is putting the finishing touches on MinXSS, a four-year NASA-funded CubeSat that will be analyzing the soft X-ray spectrum of the sun.

    Data from MinXSS will help researchers better predict and mitigate the harm of solar weather, such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections. 

  • UAS

    RECUV researchers are developing a smart, small unmanned aircraft system that can plan its own flight path to maximize endurance and minimize power-usage.

    This aircraft system, known as EA-DDDAS, combines real-time weather-radar and atmospheric-model data with aircraft sensor measurements to optimize its flight.

  • Astronaut Kelly

    Members of BioServe are responsible for developing the hardware and test operations astronauts use aboard the ISS.

    During experiments, BioServe operators communicate directly with astronauts to address their questions as they arise. Check out what it's like to be "a day in life" of one of these operators.

  • Asteroid

    Professor Dan Scheeres has spent a career studying astrodynamics and orbital determination, with a special interest in asteroids. Currently, Dr. Scheeres is serving as the Radio Science Lead and Co-Investigator for NASA’s OSIRIS REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission which hopes to shed light on asteroid evolution.

    On November 21, 2014, Dr. Scheeres was named a Distinguished Professor, the most prestigious honor for faculty at the university.

  • Pillar Array

    AES faculty member Prof. Mahmoud Hussein and doctoral student Bruce Davis have found a creative way to radically improve thermoelectric materials.

    Their finding 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 convert the vast amounts of heat wasted at power plants into additional electricity.

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