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CU Boulder leading $5 million multi-university project to advance the space economy

Oct. 3, 2023

The space economy is booming, and the University of Colorado Boulder is at the forefront of a major federal funding initiative aimed at expanding science and engineering knowledge and workforce development for projects centered on operations Beyond Geostationary Orbit (xGEO) and Space Domain Awareness (SDA). Leading this endeavor is Marcus...

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CU Boulder wins major Air Force grant to track objects orbiting the moon

Aug. 21, 2023

The University of Colorado Boulder is leading a major Air Force project to track objects orbiting near the moon. The Air Force Research Laboratory is awarding a Space University Research Initiative worth up to $5 million over five years to the...

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NBC news discusses cislunar space with Marcus Holzinger

Jan. 23, 2023

Marcus Holzinger was interviewed by NBC News for a new piece on the growth of commercial and government missions to the Moon. Holzinger, an associate professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is an expert on space domain awareness and the co-author of a 2021...

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CU Boulder joins academic partnership with U.S. Space Command

Jan. 11, 2023

The University of Colorado Boulder has been selected as a United States Space Command Academic Engagement Enterprise member. The new national program is designed to expand collaboration and academic exchanges between universities and U.S. Space Command. “They’re engaging with top universities in the country to have two-way communication; how Space...

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Seminar: Challenges and Opportunities in Space Development - Oct. 20

Oct. 17, 2022

Marcus Holzinger Associate Professor, Smead Aerospace Thursday, Oct. 20 | 3:00 P.M. | AERO 111 Abstract: The annual space economy is currently $400B, and is expected to grow to $1.2-3T over the next 15-20 years. With this substantial increase in economic activity in space, new challenges and opportunities in Space...

The waning gibbous Moon is pictured above the Earth's horizon as the International Space Station above the Atlantic Ocean.

CU Boulder lands $5.5 million Air Force project to advance orbital and AI research

Aug. 23, 2022

A team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers is embarking on a major research project that will advance our understanding of orbital mechanics and monitoring, artificial intelligence, and hypersonics. Led by Marcus Holzinger, an...

Graduate students Michael Klonowski, left, and Daniel Aguilar-Marsillach, right, work in the Raytheon Space & Intelligence Vision, Autonomy, and Decision Research Lab at CU Boulder, which studies new methods for tracking and managing satellite traffic in space.

New effort to bolster Colorado’s national security and aerospace workforce

Sept. 10, 2021

The University of Colorado Boulder has received a $2 million gift from The Anschutz Foundation to support the university’s diverse research in aerospace and national defense—from tracking and protecting satellites in orbit to improving the security of mobile devices. The effort dovetails with a new research partnership between the CU...

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Holzinger speaks to U.S. Senate on space situational awareness

July 22, 2021

“Exponential commercial utilization of space is simultaneously inspiring and terrifying.” Marcus Holzinger has addressed the U.S. Congress on space situational awareness and space traffic management. It is a subject with increasing importance as more nations and commercial businesses launch satellites into orbit around our planet. Holzinger, an associate professor in...

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Holzinger to address U.S. Senate subcommittee on space situational awareness

July 15, 2021

Update: The Hearing was held Thursday. Read Professor Holzinger's testimony. Marcus Holzinger , a Smead Faculty Fellow and associate professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is set to speak to the United States Senate. Holzinger will address the Subcommittee on Space and Science on...

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Raytheon Intelligence & Space gifts $250,000 fellowship endowment

June 29, 2021

Starting in fall 2021, the endowment will allow CU Boulder's aerospace engineering department to recruit top graduate students.