Satellite built by CU students nears launch

Sept. 11, 2013

A beach ball-sized satellite designed and built by University of Colorado Boulder students to gain a better understanding of how atmospheric drag affects satellite orbits is slated to launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sunday, the school announced Wednesday. The satellite, known as the Drag and Atmospheric... Read more »

Team Agreement: Special Aerospace Services and CU-Boulder CCAR

Aug. 28, 2013

Special Aerospace Services (SAS), a leader in aerospace systems engineering solutions, announced an agreement today that will leverage talent and technical expertise between SAS and the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research. Read more .Read more »

Drones could help with Twister Science

Aug. 19, 2013

One of the best ways for researchers to understand how tornadoes form is to chase them and drones could make that chase easier and safer. Find more information at: NPR - All Tech Considered .Read more »

Prof Scott Palo selected as NASA grant recipient

Aug. 16, 2013

Prof Scott Palo is one of 13 recipients of a NASA grant for small satellite collaborative projects; his project seeks faster download capability for CubeSats. Read the full Daily Camera story .Read more »

Autonomous Satellite Navigation Technique

Aug. 6, 2013

Autonomous Satellite Navigation Technique was featured in the July issue of NASA Tech Briefs. Click this link to be directed to their article.Read more »

TRACking CubeSat Study Success

July 31, 2013

CU Senior Project Tracsat Team highlighted by their sponsor Surrey Satellite Systems US - Read about their project success here .Read more »


July 10, 2013

Professor Dan Scheeres is leading the radio science investigation for the approved NASA OSIRIS-REx mission. The OSIRIS-REx mission will launch in 2016 to visit the asteroid Bennu, obtain a sample, and return it to Earth in 2023. The radio science team is in charge of measuring the mass and gravity... Read more »

Student Team Selected by NASA for 2014 X-Hab Innovation Challenge

July 8, 2013

The CU XHab Robotic Gardening team was selected by NASA as one of seven teams for the 2014 X-Hab Innovation Challenge. More information about the student project can be found at and at . The student project is part of a larger effort to develop an autonomous green... Read more »

AES Students Win Top Prizes at CEDAR Workshop

July 5, 2013

Aerospace engineering students from CU-Boulder have taken First Place at the Coupling, Energetics and Dynamics of Atmospheric Regions (CEDAR) Workshop student poster competition for the fourth consecutive year. Several other students have won Second Place and Honorable Mentions. CEDAR is a focused global change program sponsored by the National Science... Read more »

The Marginal Ice Zone Observations and Processes Experiment

July 3, 2013

The Marginal Ice Zone Observations and Processes Experiment (MIZOPEX) began its field campaign July 9, 2013. Using tools that include unmanned aircraft, satellites, and air deployed micro-buoys, AES Research Professor Emeritus James Maslanik led a national research team seeking to understand the impacts of environmental factors associated with the continuing... Read more »