Eclipse illustration

Day to Night and Back Again: Earth’s Ionosphere During the Total Solar Eclipse

Aug. 10, 2017

Assistant professor Bob Marshall wants to know more about Earth's ionosphere, and the upcoming solar eclipse is giving him a rare chance to study it. “The eclipse turns off the ionosphere’s source of high-energy radiation. Without ionizing radiation, the ionosphere will relax, going from daytime conditions to nighttime conditions and... Read more »
Ben Fried at the NASA check presentation.

Student Team Wins Satellite Launch Slot From NASA

June 14, 2017

A University of Colorado Boulder student satellite team has won a free ride to space. NASA announcing last week that CU Boulder’s Earth Escape Explorer (CU-E3) is one of three national winners in the space agency’s Cube Quest Challenge small satellite competition. The contest is focused on finding innovative solutions... Read more »
Assembling the prototype.

NASA Spotlight on CU Boulder Cube Quest Team

June 6, 2017

The shoebox-size CU Earth Escape Explorer (CU-E 3 ) is being assembled by the University of Colorado, Boulder, Aerospace Engineering Science Graduate Projects Class. CU-E 3 is designed for a communications technology demonstration mission, slated to travel more than 2.5 million miles into space. As a Deep Space Derby entry,... Read more »
Challenger deployed from ISS.

QB50 Challenger Satellite is Live!

May 25, 2017

CU Boulder's QB50 CubeSat, named "Challenger," was successfully deployed from the International Space Station last night at 11:25 PM MDT. The release coming just over a month after the satellite was launched from Cape Canveral to the ISS. Challenger is a nano-satellite, about the size of a loaf of bread, and was designed and built by students working under the direction of aerospace faculty.Read more »
Commercial plane in flight.

Frequent flyers advised: Radiation risk may be on the rise

May 16, 2017

A heads-up for commercial air crews and other frequent fliers: The risk of exposure to radiation particles screaming Earthward from space may increase a bit in the next few years as the activity of our sun decreases, says a CU Boulder professor. There are more than 100,000 commercial airline flights... Read more »
Delores Knipp

Knipp Honored with 2017 CEDAR Prize Lecture

April 26, 2017

Congratulations to research professor Delores Knipp , who has been selected to give the 2017 CEDAR Prize Lecture. Knipp is receiving the honor for her space weather research “unraveling the physical connection between shock-led interplanetary coronal mass ejections (ICMEs) and the subsequent response in the neutral thermosphere." CEDAR, the Coupling,... Read more »
QB50 Successful Launch.

We Have Liftoff! Student-Built Satellite Launches from Cape Canaveral

April 18, 2017

Members of the Challenger team with the microsatellite before it left CU Boulder. A University of Colorado Boulder student-built microsatellite is on its way to the International Space Station. The satellite, named ‘Challenger’, had a successful lift off Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 9:11 AM MDT from Cape Canaveral. It... Read more »
Kristine Larson

Larson awarded honorary doctorate for groundbreaking GPS research

Feb. 17, 2017

Congratulations to CU Boulder aerospace professor Kristine Larson for being awarded an honorary doctorate from the Chalmers University of Technology! Located in Gothenburg, Sweden, Chalmers is known for its engineering education and research programs. Larson is receiving the doctorate in recognition of her groundbreaking research using GPS signals to measure... Read more »
Dan Scheeres

Scheeres elected to National Academy of Engineering

Feb. 8, 2017

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected Distinguished Professor Daniel J. Scheeres, an aerospace engineer at the University of Colorado Boulder, to its 2017 class. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer, and Scheeres joins seven other current College of Engineering and... Read more »
Hanspeter Schaub

Hanspeter Schaub Appointed Editor-In-Chief of AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets

Jan. 23, 2017

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has named University of Colorado Boulder aerospace professor Hanspeter Schaub as editor-in-chief of AIAA’s Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets . “Hanspeter Schaub is an outstanding scholar in aerospace science and engineering,” says Frank Lu, vice president of publications for AIAA. “Having him... Read more »