Hisham Ali

Seminar: Magnetohydrodynamics and Planetary Entry - Nov. 6

Nov. 3, 2020

Hisham Ali Research Engineer and Post-Doctoral Fellow, Aerospace Engineering @ Georgia Tech Friday, Nov. 6 | 12:30 P.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...

A NASA astronaut conducting work aboard ISS.

20 Years Focusing on the Commercial Development of Space

Oct. 30, 2020

The commercialization of space is a busy field today, with an array of businesses conducting research aboard the International Space Station and flying resupply ships and now even astronauts, but 20 years ago it was a lonely road occupied by only a scarce few organizations, including the University of Colorado...

Rendering of cars

NSF grants aim to improve security and safety of autonomous cars and systems

Oct. 30, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder are leading four new NSF-funded projects that are exploring the safety and security of autonomous systems, including those used in self-driving vehicles. The work is part of an international effort to address the significant safety and security obstacles to widespread adoption of these systems in the...

Paul Sánchez

Sánchez featured on PBS NOVA

Oct. 28, 2020

The latest episode of PBS's NOVA spotlights NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission and the effort to understand and protect Earth against the prospect of a rogue asteroid. Paul Sánchez, a senior research associate in the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research is featured the episode, which premiered Oct. 21. Sánchez joined CU Boulder...

Teagan Browne

Sophomore lands full-ride SMART Scholarship and post-graduation job

Oct. 26, 2020

It was mid-March and stress was high at the University of Colorado Boulder. Due to the COVID pandemic, courses had transitioned online and students were moving out of the campus dorms. As one of her newly Zoom-based classes let out, Teagan Browne’s phone rang...

The Flatirons with snow.

Gerren, Hodgkinson, and Rainville Seminar - Nov. 3

Oct. 23, 2020

Reappointment Seminar for Donna Gerren, Bobby Hodgkinson, and Nicholas Rainville. Tuesday, November 3 from 4:30 - 6:15 p.m. Zoom Webinar - Pre-Registration Required

Lightning strikes

New paper on lightning distance estimation published in IEEE

Oct. 22, 2020

André Antunes de Sá, a PhD candidate in the Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, is co-author of a new paper published in IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. The work, released in August, is titled “Lightning Distance Estimation Using LF Lightning Radio Signals via Analytical and...

Allie Anderson

Video - Time and Space: A Deeper Look Into the World Around Us

Oct. 16, 2020

CU Boulder's third annual Research & Innovation Week took place from October 12–16, 2020. Assistant Professor Allie Anderson recorded a segment for a webinar entitled Time and Space: A Deeper Look Into the World Around Us in which she discussed conducting ocular research on NASA's reduced gravity aircraft. Watch the...

Artist's depiction of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft.

Scientists peer inside an asteroid

Oct. 9, 2020

New findings from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission suggest that the interior of the asteroid Bennu could be weaker and less dense than its outer layers—like a crème-filled chocolate egg flying though space. The results appear in a study published today in the journal Science Advances and led by the University of...

James W. Head

Seminar: Increasing Science Capabilities in the Apollo Lunar Exploration Program - Oct. 16

Oct. 6, 2020

The Apollo Lunar Exploration Program accomplished six successful lunar landings. Each succeeding Apollo mission was characterized by increasing exploration capabilities (landing accuracy, stay time, EVAs, mobility, experiments, tools, etc.). We present a brief review of the landing sites, surface operations and science return of...