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AES Chair Keynote Speaker at GNSS Futures Workshop

July 16, 2014

Professor Penny Axelrad was a keynote speaker at the GNSS Futures in the Asia-Pacific Region Workshop at UNSW Australia, July 8, 2014. Her talk provided an overview of remote sensing applications of GNSS including terrestrial and ocean surface features, characteristics of the atmosphere and ionosphere; highlighting the growing opportunities made possible by multiple GNSS constellations, modernized signals, worldwide ground station networks providing GNSS data online, and flexible measurement platforms on UAVs and small satellites.

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Robots Will Garden in Space

July 10, 2014

Researchers have crafted the first generation of a robot that is a gardener and butler all in one. The Remotely Operated Gardening Rover (ROGR) will tend plants placed throughout any space station, taking care of menial tasks while astronauts focus on more important objectives.

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X-Hab Student Project Selected for NASA Innovation Challenge

June 26, 2014

The undergraduate project known as “Deployable Greenhouse for Food Production” (Advisor: Senior Instructor Joe Tanner) was selected for the 2015 Exploration Habitat Academic Innovation Challenge, one of only five projects selected nationally.

Solar flare satellite strengthens partnership between CU-Boulder, aerospace industry

June 25, 2014

A NASA-funded miniature satellite built by University of Colorado Boulder students to scrutinize solar flares erupting from the sun’s surface is the latest example of the university’s commitment to advancing aerospace technology and space science through strong partnerships with industry and government.

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NASA Selects X-Hab for Innovation Challenge

June 16, 2014

The University of Colorado Boulder Aerospace Engineering Sciences department is among five universities that have been selected by NASA and the National Space Grant Foundation to design systems, concepts and technologies to enhance capabilities for deep space missions for the 2015 Exploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge.

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CU-Boulder payload selected for launch on Virgin Galactic spaceship

June 6, 2014

Professor Ryan Starkey is the lead on a NASA funded pistonless rocket fuel pump that reduces the weight and cost of spacecraft fuel transfer systems since it has no moving parts. The device is manifested on the first commercial launch of Virgin Galactic’s suborbital space plane SpaceShipTwo. - See more here.

Student-designed Rover, built for NASA lab, can go to extremes

May 27, 2014

The DARE team’s capstone project, a Descending/Ascending Rover for Exploration (DARE), is one of 10 practicum design projects for undergraduate seniors in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences. Over two semesters, students design, build and test a system for an industry customer.

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CU-Boulder and JPL Sign Memorandum of Understanding

May 27, 2014

On May 22, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Director Charles Elachi and his senior management team met with University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano and several other campus administrators to sign a memo of understanding to continue and broaden a rich tradition of collaboration on space and Earth-science efforts. - See more here

AES PhD Student Matthieu Talpe Gives a TEDx Talk on his Research

May 13, 2014

AES PhD student Matthieu Talpe gives a TEDx Talk on his research into the geophysical processes of Earth, especially as viewed through gravity changes that indicate climate change.

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CU-Boulder, Mesa County Team Up to Make Snow-Depth Data Free

May 13, 2014

A University of Colorado Boulder professor who developed a clever method to measure snow depth using GPS signals is collaborating with Western Slope officials to make the data freely available to a variety of users on a daily basis.

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