Penina Axelrad is a leading expert in GPS technology for real-time satellite operations. Her research group at the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research primarily focuses on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) used for orbit determination, remote sensing and vehicle navigation.
Jack Burns, a fellow of the Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, focuses on extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, supercomputer numerical simulations, space science and space exploration, and public policy issues in higher education and science.
Daniel Scheeres is recognized for his pioneering work on the motion of bodies in strongly perturbed environments, such as near asteroids and comets. He is currently the leader of the radio science team on NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission, which will collect samples from asteroid Bennu and return them to Earth.
Bruce Jakosky, principal investigator for the MAVEN mission and one of the world’s preeminent experts on the Martian atmosphere and astrobiology, is studying the potential for life on Mars and elsewhere in the universe, along with philosophical and societal issues in astrobiology.
Brian Argrow is the current Chair of the Ann and H. J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, the director of Integrated Remote and In Situ Sensing (IRISS), and founding director of the Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (2004-2012).