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Talking the Janus asteroid mission with SpaceNews.com

Jan. 27, 2023

Dan Scheeres was interviewed by SpaceNews.com on progress and setbacks with the Janus asteroid probe mission. Scheeres, a distinguished professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is the the principal investigator for the project, which was planned to launch two probes on asteroid rendezvous missions...

Simon North

Seminar: Velocity and Temperature Measurements in a Hypersonic Boundary Layer using the VENOM Technique - Feb. 3

Jan. 27, 2023

Simon North Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University Friday, Feb. 3 | 11:45 a.m. | AERO 120 Abstract: An improved understanding of the interactions between fluid dynamics and thermal non- equilibrium (TNE) effects, which result from strong shocks, is critical in developing improved thermal protection...

Marcus Holzinger

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...

Steve Gehly

Seminar: Challenges in Optical Space Object Estimation - Jan. 20

Jan. 10, 2023

Steve Gehly Assistant Professor, Delft University of Technology Friday, Jan. 20 | 10:30 a.m. | AERO 232 Abstract: As Earth orbit becomes increasingly congested, passive optical sensors remain one of the most important sources of data on space objects across all orbit regimes. However, the resultant angles-only measurements, often collected...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: Recent Technology Developments for Guided Airdrop Systems - Jan. 20

Jan. 10, 2023

Mark Costello Professor and Chair, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech Friday, Jan. 20 | 11:45 A.M. | AERO 120 Abstract: Guided airdrop systems have changed the notion of aerial delivery by significantly improving airborne cargo landing accuracy and precision. This improvement comes in large part due to the application...

Iain Boyd

Boyd discusses hypersonic weapons with Newsweek

Jan. 2, 2023

Professor Iain Boyd discusses the War in Ukraine and Russia's use of hypersonic weapons in a new article in Newsweek. Boyd, who is also the director of the CU Boulder Center for National Security Initiatives , is a leading researcher in hypersonic aerothermodynamics. Hypersonic weapons present major new challenges to...

Hank Scott

Reason for optimism in 2023? Better airline middle seats with a CU Boulder connection

Jan. 2, 2023

A new article on reasons to be optimistic in 2023 features airline seat technology with ties to the University of Colorado Boulder. Hank Scott is a lecturer in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and the CEO of Molon Labe Seating. His company aims to improve...

Students walking to graduation.

Fall 2022 Engineering Graduation Ceremony

Dec. 16, 2022

The December 2022 Engineering Graduation Ceremony celebrated the accomplishments of 460 engineers and scientists from the College of Engineering and Applied Science who earned their bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The ceremony included graduation speakers Kyri Baker, Peebles Award winner and assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and...

Rendering of Orion reentering Earth's atmosphere

A NASA spacecraft will soon enter Earth’s atmosphere at nearly 25,000 mph. What will happen next?

Dec. 9, 2022

Sunday at around 10:40 a.m. MT, NASA’s Orion spacecraft will splash down in the Pacific Ocean after its several week-long journey to the moon and back. Space buffs can tune into NASA's livestream to witness some extreme physics—what will be the last leg of the historic Artemis 1 mission, which...