The waning gibbous Moon is pictured above the Earth's horizon as the International Space Station above the Atlantic Ocean.

CU Boulder lands $5.5 million Air Force project to advance orbital and AI research

Aug. 23, 2022

A team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers is embarking on a major research project that will advance our understanding of orbital mechanics and monitoring, artificial intelligence, and hypersonics. Led by Marcus Holzinger, an...

Hypersonic vehicle rendering

CU Boulder awarded major Department of Defense research grant for hypersonics

March 30, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder has received a five-year, $7.5 million grant to advance the science of hypersonic flight. The grant will investigate plasma that forms around sub-orbital vehicles traveling at...

Timothy K. Minton

Researching chemical interactions at the edge of space for more durable satellites and hypersonic vehicles

Oct. 1, 2020

Timothy K. Minton is expanding critical research at the edge of space – uncovering chemical and physical processes in extreme environments like those experienced by satellites in Low Earth Orbit and hypersonic vehicles. A new professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University...

NASA Technology Innovation: Baptism by Fire - Early Stage Research in Heat Shields

May 10, 2018

NASA funds academic research to improve the Agency’s entry, descent, and landing simulations.

Nature Chemistry: OH electron, where art thou?

March 20, 2013

The study of the reaction of a ground-state O atom with H 2 has previously proved difficult because of its high activation barrier. Now, new experiments have revealed unexpected OH product states; but perhaps there is a simple explanation?

C&E News: Unexpected Chemical Dynamics Revealed At High Energy

July 9, 2012

Reactants colliding at elevated energies reveal surprising mechanisms