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Seminar: Covariance and Model Verification of Orion Artemis I Mission - Feb. 19

Feb. 10, 2021

Ann Dietrich Senior Navigation Algorithms, Draper Laboratories Friday, February 19 | 12:30 P.M. | Zoom Webinar Abstract: As part of the NASA Artemis program, the Orion capsule will transfer the next American astronauts to lunar orbit with the intent to build a sustainable presence on the moon. The Artemis I...

Radio telescopes

CU Boulder joins partnership to pursue NSF Spectrum Innovation Initiative center

Feb. 10, 2021

CU Boulder may soon be part of large-scale research into the electromagnetic spectrum that could define wireless innovation across everyday life for the next generation. The university is one of several partners in a new planning grant from the National Science Foundation that may eventually lead to a five-year, $25...

Hisham Ali

Seminar: Magnetohydrodynamics and Planetary Entry - Feb. 15

Feb. 9, 2021

Hisham Ali Research Engineer and Post-Doctoral Fellow, Aerospace Engineering @ Georgia Tech Monday, Feb. 15 | 9:00 A.M. | Zoom Webinar - Registration Required Abstract: Proposed missions such as a Mars sample return mission and a human mission to Mars require landed payload masses in excess of any previous Mars...

Abhishektha and Rachel

CU Boulder students earn top scores at NASA Human Research Program Investigators Workshop

Feb. 8, 2021

Congratulations to PhD students Abhishektha Boppana (Advisor: Allie Anderson ) and Rachel Rise (Advisor: Torin Clark ) for earning first and second place, respectively, in the 2021 NASA Human Research Program Investigators Workshop student poster competition. The annual conference is a deep dive into space research on human health and...

Scott Hartman

Hartman earns Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award

Feb. 5, 2021

Scott Hartman has had a multifaceted career, highlighted by distinguished service in the U.S. Navy and more than 25 years with NASA in the International Space Station Program Office, the Flight Operations Directorate and the Commercial Crew Program. Upon CU graduation in May 1989 with a BS degree in aerospace...

Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship

Three from CU Boulder named Matthew Isakowitz Fellows

Feb. 5, 2021

The University of Colorado Boulder is strongly represented in the 2021 Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship Program. Two current Smead Aerospace undergraduates and one alumnus are 2021 fellows. The initiative provides summer internships and executive mentorship to inspire the next generation of commercial spaceflight leaders. The 2021 honorees are: Anthony Danna Chava...

Evan Thomas

Keeping a dry eye on drought in East Africa

Feb. 4, 2021

As rainfall is increasingly scarce in East Africa, existing groundwater supplies become the main source of water for people, livestock and agriculture. Maintaining access to this life-sustaining resource requires an extensive network of wells and pumps. Earth observations from NASA satellites can indicate that a drought might be on the...

 A common hypersonic glide body launches from Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii.

In support of US hypersonic system development

Feb. 4, 2021

Professor Iain Boyd discusses the development of new hypersonic defense systems in a new column at Defense News: A recent article in The New York Times strongly implied that hypersonic weapons under development at the U.S. Department of Defense are being overhyped. In particular, several points made in a recent...

CU Boulder campus seen from the air

Seminar: Accelerating Aircraft Design Through Medium-Fidelity Techniques for Multi-Fidelity Design Approaches - Feb 8

Feb. 3, 2021

Matthew Clarke PhD Candidate, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford Monday, Feb. 8 | 9:00 A.M. | Zoom Webinar Summary: ​Urbanization, on-demand delivery and other rapidly increasing trends in connectivity have strained 20th-century transportation infrastructure. One viable strategy to reduce congestion is electric short/vertical takeoff and landing (eSTOL and eVTOL)...

Artist's depiction of NASA's X-43A aircraft.

Hypersonics research paving way for Mars exploration, space tourism

Feb. 2, 2021

Iain Boyd has an unusual specialty: He studies the insanely fast. The aerospace engineer specializes in hypersonic flight—or when vehicles hit speeds of roughly 4,000 miles per hour or more, the kind of conditions that spacecraft face when they’re plunging through the atmospheres of Earth or even Mars. At those...