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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.

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North America vulnerable to Russian and Chinese hypersonic weapons

March 23, 2022

North America has few options to defend against Russian and Chinese hypersonic weapons, which can manoeuvre while travelling more than five times the speed of sound. Potentially capable of carrying nuclear warheads, the U.S. is still trying to develop a similar arsenal.

Iain boyd and students drawing diagrams in a group

All college Interdisciplinary Research Theme Blitz and Poster Session set for April 12

March 8, 2022

The College of Engineering and Applied Science will host a research blitz and poster session featuring work from within the interdisciplinary research themes from 3 - 6 p.m. on April 12 in the DLC lobby and first floor meeting spaces.

Jenny Horing

Aerospace student pushing the boundaries of hypersonics

Feb. 22, 2022

Jenny Horing has been poring over the latest results in her hypersonic flow and material response research, searching for clues in the data to better understand the next frontier in high-speed thermodynamics.

A craft intercepting a hypersonic missile

How hypersonic weapons maneuver and what to do about it

Feb. 18, 2022

Neither the Missile Defense Agency nor the Space Force have revealed the extent to which they can track hypersonic weapons or how close the United States is to being able to intercept a hypersonic weapon.

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New tech spurs spaceplane vision: halfway around world in 40 minutes

Jan. 26, 2022

Iain Boyd, professor of aerospace engineering and director of the Center for National Security Initiatives at the University of Colorado quoted in UPI.

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Boyd quoted in Hamodia

Jan. 11, 2022

Professor Iain Boyd was quoted in Hamodia on the Hypersonic Arms Race

Robyn Macdonald

Macdonald earns Air Force grant to push the boundaries of hypersonics

Jan. 11, 2022

Macdonald, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, has earned a prestigious Young Investigator Research Program grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).

Kirk next to a shuttle craft in a hanger

Kirk looks to give back to CU Boulder through new NASA envoy program

Sept. 14, 2021

Lindsay Kirk (AeroEngr’08) is part of the new NASA the new University Envoy initiative at CU Boulder.

Rocket leaving the atmosphere

Seminar: Interdisciplinary Hypersonics Research in U.S. Academia

Sept. 14, 2021

As the development of hypersonic capabilities for national security intensifies, there is an urgent need for research and workforce development.