CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar - On the Fusion of Invariant Manifolds, Orthogonal Approximation and Optimal Control: For Cis-Lunar Fun and Profit! - Oct. 21

Oct. 15, 2022

John Junkins Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University Friday, Oct. 21 | 10:40 A.M. | AERO 120 Abstract: Motivated by a renewed interest in cis-lunar space vehicle operations and other Lunar missions, we consider how to make judicious use of the invariant manifolds associated with the periodic orbits...

Rhode with two students and a rocket.

High school rockets take off with Smead Aerospace

Oct. 11, 2022

Matt Rhode was in Weld County last week, working with nearly 100 high school robotics and physics students, giving them hands-on experience launching rockets and collecting scientific data. Rhode, an instructor and manufacturing lab manager in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, led a rocket lab...

Iain Boyd

Boyd talks hypersonics in Modern CTO podcast

Oct. 11, 2022

Modern CTO spoke with Iain Boyd on "the Sputnik moment of hypersonics", how hypersonics play a role in defense initiatives around the world, and NASA’s role in supporting the private space industry. Boyd, a professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is also the director...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: Orbital Debris Challenges and Space Sustainability - Oct. 14

Oct. 6, 2022

Daniel Porras Director of Strategic Partnerships and Communications, Secure World Foundation Friday, Oct. 14 | 10:40 A.M. | AERO 120 Abstract: With the rate of human space activities rising rapidly, the question of sustainability is becoming more urgent. How long can we sustain this rate of growth? Challenges such as...


Three aerospace students earn NASA fellowships

Oct. 4, 2022

Three University of Colorado Boulder aerospace graduate students have been named 2022 Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST). Julian Hammerl, Jackson Jandreau, and Erin McMurchie have each earned the grants, which provide up to $50,000 annually for three years to cover tuition, expenses, and student-designed...

Lakshmi Kantha

Kantha interviewed by NBC News on hurricane measurements

Oct. 3, 2022

Lakshmi Kantha was interviewed by NBC News for a new piece on the category system used to measure hurricanes. Kantha, a professor emeritus in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is an expert in ocean-atmosphere interactions and their implications to long term weather and climate. The...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: JPL GPS Space Receivers Then and Now, and How the Latest Version Will Be Used in the SunRISE Smallsat Constellation - Oct. 7

Sept. 30, 2022

Angela Dorsey Technologist in the Near Earth Tracking Systems Group, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Friday, Oct. 7 | 10:40 A.M. | AERO 120 Abstract: At JPL, there is a long history of developing space flight projects for studying the Earth, the solar system, and beyond. For the past 20 years...

Jay McMahon

McMahon interviewed for national story on DART

Sept. 27, 2022

Associate Professor Jay McMahon was featured in an article on NASA's DART mission, which successfully crashed into the asteroid Dimorphos yesterday. The piece, in the Christian Science Monitor, was written ahead of the collision. It outlines goals of the mission as an experiment for future planetary defense from asteroids. McMahon,...

Yang Wang

Wang honored by Institute of Navigation

Sept. 27, 2022

Yang Wang has earned the 2022 Bradford Parkinson Thesis Award from the Institute of Navigation. Wang, a visiting faculty member in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is being honored for his 2021 PhD thesis "Advanced GNSS Receiver Signal Processing and Remote Sensing Applications." He received...

Members of the Experimental Aerodynamics Laboratory team.

Epic year for aerospace research funding at CU Boulder

Sept. 22, 2022

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder had another big year for research funding, bringing in nearly $48 million in awards. The fiscal year 2022 number totals $47,834,766. It is the...