Space Force partnership powers up with VIP visit

Space Force partnership powers up with VIP visit

April 6, 2022

CU Boulder’s prowess in space exploration took center stage during a visit from the newly named “champions” of the USSF University Partnership Program for the CU system: Brig. Gen. John Olson and Col. Marc Brock. The campus tour kicked off the second phase of an ambitious research and education partnership.

CU Boulder awarded major Department of Defense research grant for hypersonics

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. The grant will investigate plasma that forms around sub-orbital vehicles traveling at hypersonic speeds, which can cause radio communication blackouts and impacts aerothermal heating.

Federal omnibus bill boosts quantum research, national security space tech, and more at CU Boulder

Federal omnibus bill boosts quantum research, national security space tech, and more at CU Boulder

March 16, 2022

CU Boulder’s high-impact physics research and education—as well as the newly-formed University Consortia for Space Technology—will receive additional funding as part of the recently passed $1.5 trillion federal appropriations omnibus bill for the 2022 fiscal year.

Air Force Magazine: Hypersonics defense

Air Force Magazine: Hypersonics defense

Jan. 9, 2022

Dr. Iain Boyd, director of the Center for National Security Initiatives at CU Boulder, said even small adjustments in hypersonics maneuvering can make a big difference. “You’re not maneuvering so that you’re turning very large angles,” he said. “You’re just doing a little bit. And that’s more than enough to make it difficult to track.”

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Does a Russian missile test signal a new era of military activity in space?

Dec. 7, 2021

Russia launched a missile and blew up one of its old satellites last week, triggering an alert for the International Space Station and concern that space could become a new battleground. Colorado Public Radio interviews Dr. Iain Boyd, Director of the Center for National Security Initiatives to get perspective. Listen...

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New effort to bolster Colorado’s national security and aerospace workforce

Sept. 13, 2021

The University of Colorado Boulder has received a $2 million gift from The Anschutz Foundation to support the university’s diverse research in aerospace and national defense—from tracking and protecting satellites in orbit to improving the security of mobile devices. The effort dovetails with a new research partnership between the CU...

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CU, Space Force Announce Partnership

Aug. 25, 2021

The U.S. Space Force expanded its University Partnership Program at the University of Colorado during a memorandum of understanding signing event Aug. 20. Vice Chief of Space Operations Gen. David D. Thompson joined University of Colorado President Todd Saliman, CU Boulder Provost Russell Moore and others on the UC Colorado...

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Space Symposium: Colorado aerospace industry the Mall of America for all things in orbit

Aug. 23, 2021

From satellites probing the far reaches of the solar system to television from space, Colorado leads the way. The state is also the home to the bulk of the new Space Force, with four of its bases and its most important missions. Colorado Springs Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn put...

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Buff Innovator Insights Podcast with Professor Iain Boyd

Aug. 9, 2021

Check out the latest Buff Innovator Insights Podcast with Dr. Iain Boyd, H.T. Sears Memorial Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Director of the Center for National Security Initiatives at CU Boulder. We’ll hear about how Dr. Boyd followed his early interest in math from Scotland to England, and then...

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Raytheon Intelligence & Space gifts $250,000 fellowship endowment

June 29, 2021

Building on shared research interests, the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Raytheon Intelligence & Space are partnering to address some of the globe's toughest challenges. Now, a new $250,000 endowed graduate fellowship fund, sponsored by Raytheon Intelligence & Space, will allow CU Engineering to recruit...

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