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The MinXSS team outside the Small Sat conference with the award.

MinXSS wins Mission of the Year at Small Sat Conference

Aug. 16, 2016

Congratulations to the CU Boulder MinXSS CubeSat team! MinXSS won the Mission of the Year year at the 2016 AIAA Small Sat Conference . MinXSS was the people’s choice and was confirmed by the panel of approximately 20 satellite experts from industry, academia, and government. Eight other missions were in... Read more »
International Space Station

With space station link, BioServe adapts to an evolving research role

Aug. 10, 2016

From the Denver Post - Well before dawn, a wall-mounted video monitor flickers to life in a narrow, windowless room on the second floor of the University of Colorado’s Engineering Center, revealing a live, high-def image of astronaut Kate Rubins floating through the International Space Station. With a video camera... Read more »
A map of the three BMEWS sites (Clear Air Force Station, Alaska; Thule Air Base, Greenland; Fylingdales, United Kingdom) designed to detect incoming Soviet missiles. Two PAVE Phased Array Warning System sites (Beale Air Force Base, California and Cape Cod Air Force Station, Massachusetts), are also shown but were not in operation during the May 1967 event.

1967 solar storm nearly took US to brink of war - New CU Boulder space weather study

Aug. 9, 2016

A solar storm that jammed radar and radio communications at the height of the Cold War could have led to a disastrous military conflict if not for the U.S. Air Force’s budding efforts to monitor the sun’s activity, a new study by aerospace professor Delores Knipp finds. On May 23,... Read more »
Jay McMahon

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's an asteroid named after a CU Boulder prof

Aug. 1, 2016

Nearly 750,000 asteroids and comets have been discovered in the solar system, but most of them are known only by a numerical designation. Jay McMahon has made a career studying these celestial bodies, and now he's being recognized with an "award" large enough to cover the entire University of Colorado... Read more »
Bobby Braun

Braun named new dean of engineering and applied science

July 21, 2016

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of Robert D. Braun as dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science . Braun, who currently is the David and Andrew Lewis Professor of Space Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology, will arrive on the... Read more »
Abby Benson

Benson named executive director of CU Boulder AeroSpace Ventures

July 8, 2016

Vice Chancellor for Research Terri Fiez has named Abby Benson as the executive director of CU Boulder AeroSpace Ventures (ASV) . Benson was previously the associate vice president of Government Relations for the University of Colorado system. CU Boulder AeroSpace Ventures is a global leader in interdisciplinary research and education... Read more »
Christine Fanchiang

Aerospace Team Takes Second in National Business Pitch Competition

June 29, 2016

The Space Research Company, founded by aerospace PhD candidate Christine Fanchiang, and research associate Luis Zea placed second in a national pitch competition in Los Angeles. The RECESS National Pitch Competition was held in June in Los Angeles. Fanchiang and Zea's company is a startup out of CU Boulder that... Read more »
Representatives Dan Nordberg and Paul Rosenthal introduce the Aerospace Day resolution in the House.

Aerospace Day at the Colorado State Capitol

April 4, 2016

Representatives Dan Nordberg and Paul Rosenthal introduce the Aerospace Day resolution in the Colorado House. The Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences celebrated Aerospace Day at the Colorado State Capitol building on March 21, 2016. The aerospace industry is a major portion of the Colorado economy. The state ranks second in... Read more »
Markus Geiss, Trevor Bennett, and Thomas Green holding their awards.

Three Students Win Aviation Week Award

March 22, 2016

Congratulations to students Markus Geiss, Trevor Bennett, and Thomas Green for being named to the '20 Twenties to Watch' list by Aviation Week for 2016! They were recognized at a March ceremony in Washington D.C. The award honors top engineering, math, science and technology students. Bennett and Geiss are aerospace... Read more »
Students in Micro Gravity

Top Ten Ranking for University of Colorado Boulder Aerospace

March 16, 2016

The Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder has received major recognition as a top ten aerospace program, according to U.S. News & World Report. CU Boulder’s aerospace graduate program is ranked No. 8 in the nation and No. 5 among public institutions whose highest degree... Read more »

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