Rendering of CAPSTONE orbiting the Moon.

Q&A - From a condo loft to NASA contracts: Life at Advanced Space

Bradley Cheetham with a model of the successful CAPSTONE satellite. Bradley Cheetham (MAeroEngr’11) and Dr. Jeff Parker (MAeroEngr’03, PhD’07) saw potential for sustainable exploration of space that they've turned into a booming startup company. From humble beginnings in Cheetham's loft, Advanced Space today has NASA contracts and a workforce of...

Iain Boyd, Nadia Drake and Thomas Zurbuchen on stage in the Glenn Miller Ballroom at CU Boulder.

Call them UFOs or UAPs, scientists need better data, according to weekend panel

Oct. 8, 2023

Scientists shouldn’t be afraid to talk about, or even study, those mysterious objects flying in the sky—maybe just don’t call them UFOs. That was one of the conclusions of a panel discussion this weekend at ScienceWriters2023 , an annual gathering of hundreds of science journalists and communicators from around the...

Capstone Satellite orbiting the moon

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...

Sanghamitra Neogi

Seminar - From Atoms to Devices: Designing Materials for Future Devices - Oct. 13

Oct. 2, 2023

In this seminar, I will present an overview of the research activities of my group, the CU Aerospace Nanoscale Transport Modeling (CUANTAM) Laboratory. In CUANTAM Laboratory, we design and discover new materials to realize future technologies. Additionally, we discover novel pathways to...

An aurora viewed from the International Space Station.

New center will lay groundwork for better space weather forecasts

Sept. 25, 2023

A new center led by CU Boulder will undertake research to make the region of space between Earth and the moon a little safer—potentially helping satellites navigate through this tumultuous and sometimes hazardous environment. This summer, NASA announced that it had selected four Space Weather Centers of Excellence , including...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: One Drop of Fuel Changes Everything - Sept. 29

Sept. 25, 2023

Shawn Hendricks Chief Operating Officer, Orbit Fab Friday, Sept. 29 | 10:40 a.m. | AERO 120 Abstract: Imagine if every time you ran out of fuel you had to buy a new car? For a satellite that’s the paradigm. Satellites are not and have not been capable of refueling. When...

Cell phone with a lock symbol on the screen.

CU Boulder earns $5 million award for 5G cellular security research

Sept. 22, 2023

A team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers is leading a major military-oriented project for 5G wireless security. The National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator program has awarded CU Boulder $5 million for “GHOST: 5G Hidden Operations through Securing Traffic.” The goal of the work is...

Four people having a discussion in front of a research poster.

Sandia Day underscores how national lab partnerships benefit students, researchers and the public

Sept. 21, 2023

CU Boulder’s second annual Sandia Day drew over 160 registered attendees for a packed agenda highlighting the strong partnership between the university and Sandia National Laboratories, potential future avenues for collaborative, globally impactful research, and job and internship opportunities. Since 1949, Sandia National Laboratories, a federally-funded research and development center,...

Mike Moreau

Aerospace grad has leading role on OSIRIS-REx asteroid mission

Sept. 20, 2023

Sailing across space, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is preparing for its most important challenge and a University of Colorado Boulder graduate has a major role in ensuring the mission’s success. Mike Moreau (AeroEngr MS’97, PhD’01) is NASA’s Goddard’s sample recovery manager for the mission that has...

Allie Anderson

Seminar: Measuring and mitigating the effects of spaceflight on human health and performance - Sept. 22

Sept. 18, 2023

As NASA’s priorities shift toward longer duration flights in deep space microgravity or on the surface of the Moon or Mars, the decrements to human health and performance will be exacerbated. This talk discusses...