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

    Professor Mahmoud Hussein is a pioneering researcher in the field of phononics, the study and manipulation of sound waves. 

    Through his work with metamaterials, Hussein has demonstrated the theoretical viability of decreasing a material’s thermal conductivity, while maintaining its electrical conductivity.

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