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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CU students building unmanned aerial system to combat African rhino poaching

May 13, 2014

Watch CNN at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday May 13, 2014) to learn about CU Engineering graduate students who are building an unmanned aerial system to combat African rhino poaching and illicit wildlife trafficking. Led by Professor Jean Koster, the CU students from several engineering departments are working with student teams from Finland, South Africa and Germany to compete in the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge.

Lanny Pinchuk receives Honorary Doctorate from CU-Boulder

May 13, 2014

Lanny Pinchuk, a friend of the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) for many years, received a richly deserved Honorary Doctorate at the May 9, 2014 Commencement Ceremony at CU-Boulder.  He is a founding member of the AES External Advisory Board, established in 1998 by A. Richard Seebass.  See for a synopsis of Lanny’s unselfish, unending dedication to the department, the campus and the community.

NASA Administrator to Tour Space Lab, Speak at University of Colorado-Boulder

April 15, 2014

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will tour the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) and speak with students and faculty at the University of Colorado-Boulder on Friday, April 18.

CU Symphony’s Planets to feature astronomical video, astronaut Tanner on 4/29

April 11, 2014

Joseph Tanner, four-time space shuttle veteran and senior instructor in Aerospace Engineering Sciences at CU-Boulder, will introduce each piece with the latest scientific information about each of the planets.

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Business community invited to AeroSpace Ventures Day on 4/17

April 11, 2014

Members of the business community are invited to attend AeroSpace Ventures Day on April 17 at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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