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CU Boulder space weather instrument installed on commercial satellite

May 17, 2017

A University of Colorado Boulder-built instrument that will provide unprecedented imaging of the Earth’s upper atmosphere has been successfully installed on the commercial satellite that will carry it into geostationary orbit some 22,000 miles above the Earth.

CU Boulder, Harris join forces for space research

CU Boulder, Harris combine forces to boost research in space antennas, radar, universal exploration and more

May 11, 2017

CU Boulder and Harris Corporation have announced a new master research agreement to further mutual interests in analytical instrumentation, space antennas, space payloads and electronics and more.


Cassini spacecraft starts its grand finale

April 26, 2017

Toting an ultraviolet instrument designed and built by LASP, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft made the first of 22 dives between the rings of Saturn and the gaseous planet today, the beginning of the end for one of NASA’s most successful missions ever.


Small Business Forum: Identifying industry needs in the aerospace and defense sectors

April 17, 2017

As part of an effort to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and collaborative output of partnerships between CU Boulder’s nationally-ranked aerospace programs and small companies in Colorado serving the aerospace and defense sectors, the university held its first Small Business Forum on March 16. The event, developed in response to inquiries...

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Abby Benson seeks new synergies in AeroSpace Ventures, Industry Collaboration teams

April 17, 2017

Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation Terri Fiez announced that Abby Benson has taken a new role as assistant vice chancellor for Research & Innovation, Industry Collaboration and AeroSpace Ventures.


MAVEN findings reveal how Mars' atmosphere was lost to space

April 6, 2017

According to new results from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft, led by CU Boulder, solar wind and radiation are responsible for stripping the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars into a frigid desert world.


Listening in on the early universe from the far side of the moon

March 28, 2017

A University of Colorado Boulder team has entered into a five-year, $4.5-million cooperative agreement with NASA to become part of a virtual institute to pursue the construction of astronomical observatories on the moon.


National Space Symposium 2017 Reception

Please join us for a reception at the 33rd Space Symposium in Colorado Springs on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Come meet our leaders and get the latest news on CU Boulder's aerospace-related initiatives.

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Groundbreaking space missions, student success focus of Aerospace Summit

March 10, 2017

Alumni, industry execs and other space buffs celebrated the state’s growing prominence in aerospace—from probing the Bennu asteroid to an array of industry partnerships—at the second annual CU Boulder Aerospace Summit earlier this week. The summit, held at the History Colorado Center in Denver, featured an inside look at some...

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Students play key biomedical research role – in space

Feb. 16, 2017

Several students are playing significant roles in the upcoming launch of a SpaceX rocket carrying two CU Boulder payloads – one designed to help researchers better understand and perhaps outsmart dangerous infections like MRSA, another to help increase the proliferation of stem cells in space, a potential boon for biomedical therapy on Earth.