September 16, 2013
Four months of darkness, minus-30-degree temperatures, 40-mile-per-hour winds—just another day at the lab for the Chu Research Group. The lab just happens to be at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, where CIRES Fellow Xinzhao Chu and her team spend many months every year studying the polar atmosphere.
September 11, 2013
A beach ball-sized satellite designed and built by University of Colorado Boulder students to gain a better understanding of how atmospheric drag affects satellite orbits is slated to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sunday, the school announced Wednesday.
September 11, 2013
USA Today (9/11, Atteberry) reports researchers at Georgetown University interviewed “hundreds of full-time employees” to determine median salary that resulted from various bachelor ‘s degrees.
August 28, 2013
Special Aerospace Services (SAS), a leader in aerospace systems engineering solutions, announced an agreement today that will leverage talent and technical expertise between SAS and the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research. Read more.
July 10, 2013
Professor Dan Scheeres is leading the radio science investigation for the approved NASA OSIRIS-REx mission. The OSIRIS-REx mission will launch in 2016 to visit the asteroid Bennu, obtain a sample, and return it to Earth in 2023.
The radio science team is in charge of measuring the mass and gravity field of the target asteroid. This information is crucial for the success of the mission and will provide unprecedented insight into the interior structure of a primitive asteroid.
July 8, 2013
The CU XHab Robotic Gardening team was selected by NASA as one of seven teams for the 2014 X-Hab Innovation Challenge.
More information about the student project can be found at http://xhabcu.wordpress.com/ and at http://www.nasa.gov/content/university-students-demonstrate-robotic-gardening-system.