AeroSpace Ventures Research Blitz reinforces CU Boulder’s standing as a vital aerospace hub

AeroSpace Ventures Research Blitz reinforces CU Boulder’s standing as a vital aerospace hub

April 22, 2019

When a distinguished group of Naval personnel casually dropped into this week’s AeroSpace Ventures (ASV) Research Blitz, it gave an unexpected boost to an event already packed with aerospace trailblazers from government, industry and academia.

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All-woman engineering team heads to NASA Mars competition

April 17, 2019

NASA has named a University of Colorado Boulder team a finalist in a competition to design a greenhouse for use on Mars.

Scientists and dignitaries celebrate 7 decades of CU Boulder in space

Scientists and dignitaries celebrate 7 decades of CU Boulder in space

March 14, 2019

In 1948, William Pietenpol, the chair of physics at the University of Colorado, assembled a team of scientists and engineers for an ambitious venture: to launch an Aerobee rocket into the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere and collect new observations of the ultraviolet radiation emanating from the sun.

CU Boulder lands a slot on first Orion flight around the moon

CU Boulder lands a slot on first Orion flight around the moon

March 13, 2019

A little piece of Colorado is going to the moon. When NASA launches Orion EM-1 in 2020, its first mission to orbit the moon since 1972, experiments from CU Boulder will be aboard.

Solar wind fills research sails at space weather center

Space Weather Technology, Research and Education Center starts work on new collaborative grant from NASA and NOAA

Feb. 19, 2019

Researchers at CU Boulder are starting work on a new collaborative grant from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that will improve solar wind modeling.

MAVEN ushers in new era by tapping the brakes

MAVEN to serve as data-relay satellite for NASA's Mars 2020 rover

Feb. 19, 2019

MAVEN is preparing to take on additional responsibility as a data-relay satellite for NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, which launches next year.

When deep space calls, students answer: Behind the scenes at LASP's mission ops center

When deep space calls, students answer: Behind the scenes at the LASP Mission Operations Center

Feb. 19, 2019

LASP employs student “command controllers” to help operate the space missions under its supervision. “LASP is the only place in the world that has students work on spacecraft like this,” says Reidar Larsen, a graduate student who started working at LASP as an undergraduate at CU Boulder. “It’s completely unique.”

Daily Camera: CU Boulder awarded $57.4 million contract with NASA

Daily Camera: CU Boulder awarded $57.4 million contract with NASA

Oct. 23, 2018

The University of Colorado was awarded a nearly $57.4 million contract with NASA's Langley Research Center to build an instrument to be installed on the outside of the International Space Station. The technology is meant to improve the accuracy of the measurements scientists take of changes on Earth, including climate change.

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