Brian Argrow

CU Boulder's Brian Argrow inducted into National Academy of Engineering for UAV severe storm research

Feb. 18, 2022

The National Academy of Engineering is recognizing Brian Argrow as a new member for 2022. The distinction is one of the highest an engineer can receive in their career. As a professor and chair of the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: Increasing Modeling Fidelity in the Assessment of Electric Aircraft for Regional and Urban Air Mobility - Feb. 25

Feb. 18, 2022

Matthew Clarke PhD Candidate, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University Friday, Feb. 25 | 12:00 P.M. | AERO 114 Abstract: Approaches to eVTOL aircraft design have been widely haphazard due to no established framework for assessing the performance of non-conventional configurations. Oftentimes, designers rely on simple first-order approximations and...

Iain Boyd

Boyd discusses hypersonic weapons, tracking with Air Force Magazine

Feb. 17, 2022

Professor Iain Boyd discusses how hypersonic weapons maneuver in a new piece in Air Force Magazine highlighting the dangers posed by weapons that can move at least five times the speed of sound. Boyd, who is also the director of the CU Boulder Center for National Security Initiatives , is...

Earth from space with the ISS solar panels

Future Insight Seminar: Franklin Chang Díaz - retired astronaut and aerospace entrepreneur - Feb. 16

Feb. 11, 2022

Franklin Chang Díaz CEO of the Ad Astra Rocket Company, Retired Astronaut Wednesday, Feb. 16 | 4:30 P.M. | Zoom Webinar Join Mark Sirangelo as he welcomes Dr. Franklin Chang Diaz, a veteran of seven space missions and now Chairman and CEO of the Ad Astra Rocket Company, for a...

INSPIRESat-1 with its solar panels folded up in preparation for launch.

After 2-year delay, international student team set to launch satellite into space

Feb. 10, 2022

From 2017 to 2020, students from five different countries traveled to the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at CU Boulder to engage in an ambitious undertaking: to design and build a miniature satellite. Watch the launch of the Indian Space Research Organisation's PSLV-C52 live Feb. 13 Mountain Time...

Delores Knipp

Knipp talks solar storms amid SpaceX satellite failure

Feb. 10, 2022

Research Professor Delores Knipp is interviewed in a new article in the MIT Technology Review about the recent failure of up to 40 satellites launched by SpaceX. The satellites launched with no problems, but trouble struck the following day. The issue? A geomagnetic storm. Knipp is an expect in space...

Mark Sirangelo

Sirangelo elected an AIAA fellow

Feb. 7, 2022

University of Colorado Boulder Smead Aerospace Entrepreneur-in-Residence Mark Sirangelo has been elected a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow in recognition of notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics and astronautics. Sirangelo is specifically being...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: Near-Rectilinear Halo Orbits for a Cislunar Facility - Feb. 11

Feb. 7, 2022

Kathleen Howell Hsu Lo Distinguished Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics in the College of Engineering at Purdue University 2022 Byram Distinguished Visiting Professor Friday, Feb. 11 | 12:00 P.M. | AERO 114 Abstract: As evidenced by the Global Exploration Roadmap, international interest exists in a new era of human exploration...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar - NIRCam: Near Infrared Camera on the James Webb Space Telescope - Feb 4

Jan. 31, 2022

Alison Nordt Director Space Science & Instrumentation, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center Friday, Feb. 4 | 12:00 P.M. | AERO 114 Abstract: On December 25, 2021 the James Webb Space Telescope launched into space aboard an Ariane V rocket from French Guiana. The observatory carries four science instruments that will...

A flying UAV.

Seminar: Modeling and Control of a Highly Flexible Flutter Demonstrator - Feb. 3

Jan. 29, 2022

Manuel Pusch Post Doctoral Scholar, Smead Aerospace Thurs, Feb. 3 | 4:00 P.M. | Hybrid: AERO N240 & Zoom Webinar Abstract: Highly fuel-efficient aircraft designs with low-weight, high aspect ratio wings often suffer from an increased flutter sensitivity. Flutter is an undesired oscillation which becomes unstable above a certain airspeed...