Iain Boyd

Boyd discusses Iron Dome, missile defense systems with Fox

Oct. 25, 2023

What is the "Iron Dome" that protects Israel from missile attacks and why did it fail on Oct. 7? Iain Boyd discusses missile defense systems in a new interview with Fox's LiveNOW network. Boyd is a professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and director...

CU Boulder campus from the air.

Seminar: New Modeling Capability for Hypersonic Flow Physics - Nov. 3

Oct. 25, 2023

Tom Schwartzentruber Professor, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota Friday, Nov. 3 | 10:40 a.m. | AERO 120 Abstract: Predicting what happens as a hypersonic vehicle flies through the atmosphere involves a lot of interesting physics. Strong shockwaves superheat air to thousands of degrees producing reactive atomic...

CU Boulder from the air.

Seminar - The Next Frontier: Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Truly Autonomous Space Robots - Oct. 27

Oct. 21, 2023

Panagiotis Tsiotras Professor, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech Friday, Oct. 27 | 10:40 a.m. | AERO 120 Abstract: Several industry and government organizations are currently considering autonomous and semi-autonomous spacecraft robotic proximity operations as an enabling technology for several future space missions, such as on-orbit spacecraft inspection, surveillance, servicing,...

SUDA in a cleanroom at LASP.

7 reasons to get excited about CU Boulder in space

Oct. 13, 2023

This year, the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) celebrates its 75th anniversary—marking 75 years of CU Boulder’s exploration of space, from the fringes of Earth’s atmosphere to the wide expanse of interstellar space. The university is just getting started. In the year ahead, scientists and engineers from across...

A rocket launching

How Hamas got around Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system

Oct. 13, 2023

How did so many Hamas missiles penetrate Israel’s state-of-the-art air defense system? CU Boulder aerospace engineer Iain Boyd explains in The Conversation.

CU Boulder from the air.

Seminar: A New Paradigm in Cislunar Space - Oct. 20

Oct. 12, 2023

Justin Cyrus CEO, Lunar Outpost Friday, Oct. 20 | 10:40 a.m. | AERO 120 Founder and CEO of Lunar Outpost Inc, Mr. Cyrus has led his company to historic contract wins in the field of space resources and robotics. Recent accomplishments include the first ever sale of lunar resources to...

Bradley Cheetham with the CAPSTONE satellite.

CU Boulder grads launch startups to change the future of aerospace

Oct. 9, 2023

The Front Range is a recognized hub for startups and technology firms; earlier this year, the CU system was honored as fifth in the nation for startup creation. With the state’s major aerospace presence, it is no surprise that many startups are aerospace-oriented. “From our experiences doing research at...

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...

The In Orbit's co-founding team.

Q&A - Alumnus startup enabling mass manufacturing and research in space

Oct. 9, 2023

Ishaan Patel (MAeroEngr’18) is an CU Boulder aerospace alumnus with an entrepreneurial passion for space. He is co-founder and chief technolog officer of In Orbit Aerospace, which is developing uncrewed reentry vehicles and orbital utility stations to enable lower-cost in-space manufacturing and research infrastructure.

Elston and Maciej Stachura in Costa Rica with their S2 UAS sampling Turrialba Volcano.

Q&A - Alumni startup developing uncrewed aircraft systems for extreme environments

Jack Elston (left) and Maciej Stachura in Costa Rica with their S2 UAS sampling Turrialba Volcano. Jack Elston (ElCompEngr’03, MS’05, AeroEngr MS’07 PhD’11) had a hunger for better uncrewed aerial systems that he has turned into a successful business. With fellow CU Boulder alumnus Maciej Stachura (AeroEngr PhD'13), they founded...