CU Boulder joins academic partnership with U.S. Space Command

CU Boulder joins academic partnership with U.S. Space Command

Jan. 11, 2023

The University of Colorado Boulder has been selected as a United States Space Command Academic Engagement Enterprise member. The new national program is designed to expand collaboration and academic exchanges between universities and U.S. Space Command.

What happens to spacecraft when they hit Earth's atmosphere at 25,000 mph?

What happens to spacecraft when they hit Earth's atmosphere at 25,000 mph?

Dec. 20, 2022

Iain Boyd (Aerospace Engineering), who has spent his career studying hypersonics, speaks about the extreme conditions the NASA spacecraft Orion faced on its recent return trip from the moon—and why the growing space tourism industry may require new kinds of spacecraft heat shields.

Rover findings offer glimpse of Red Planet’s ancient landscape

Rover findings offer glimpse of Red Planet’s ancient landscape

Sept. 28, 2022

CU Boulder geologist Lisa Mayhew is a member of the science team for NASA’s Mars 2020 mission, which is led by JPL in southern California. In August, she and her colleagues published some of the first sets of results from the Perseverance rover’s exploration of the Red Planet.

U.S. National Science Foundation celebrates the inauguration of its Daniel K. Inouye solar telescope

U.S. National Science Foundation celebrates the inauguration of its Daniel K. Inouye solar telescope

Sept. 5, 2022

“NSF’s Inouye Solar Telescope is the world’s most powerful solar telescope that will forever change the way we explore and understand our sun,” said NSF Director, Sethuraman Panchanathan. “Its insights will transform how our nation, and the planet, predict and prepare for events like solar storms.”

Yeast bound for moon will provide clues on how radiation impacts astronauts

Yeast bound for moon will provide clues on how radiation impacts astronauts

Aug. 29, 2022

“Nothing like this has happened for 50 years,” said Tobias Niederwieser, an engineer on the team and a research associate at CU Boulder's BioServe Space Technologies center. “The last time humans sent anything biological on a return trip to the moon was during Apollo 17 in 1972.”

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

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

Aug. 23, 2022

Led by Associate Professor Marcus Holzinger (Aerospace Engineering), a team of CU Boulder researchers is embarking on a major project to advance science and monitoring for next generation of space vehicles. The group has signed a five-year cooperative agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory.

‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’: New space telescope gives first glimpses of universe

‘You ain’t seen nothing yet’: New space telescope gives first glimpses of universe

July 13, 2022

John Bally (Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences) will dive into the new space telescope images at three events at the Fiske Planetarium. He took a moment with CU Boulder Today to talk about these new images, why telescopes are like time machines and why, for James Webb, the best is yet to come.

CU Boulder and LASP to participate in NASA moon mission

CU Boulder and LASP to participate in NASA moon mission

July 6, 2022

NASA's new mission will land a spacecraft on a part of the Moon that’s never before been visited: the Gruithuisen Domes. Scientists, mission operators, and data analysts from LASP will play an important role in this mission, which will be led by researchers at the University of Central Florida.

There’s a new commercial space race happening, and Colorado wants to win it

5280: There’s a new commercial space race happening, and Colorado wants to win it

June 2, 2022

Private aerospace companies are trying to mold a modern orbital ecosystem driven as much by profits as it is by exploration. Already home to the nation’s second largest commercial space economy, the Centennial State is a major launch pad in more ways than one.

Smead Aerospace houses new partnership on autonomous air mobility and sensing

Smead Aerospace houses new partnership on autonomous air mobility and sensing

May 10, 2022

The Center for Autonomous Air Mobility and Sensing (CAAMS) will integrate research from traditional engineering topics such as automatic control, aerodynamics, wireless communication and energy storage with new disciplines such as AI, autonomy, machine learning and robotics.

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