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Airborne nuclear tests can mimic solar storms

Humans can influence space weather|Short Read

CYGNSS storm-tracking satellites release first data

Ready for hurricane season, which starts June 1.|Short Read
Artistic rendition of CYGNSS in orbit.

CYGNSS satellite constellation enters Science Operations phase

The Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS), a constellation of eight microsatellites that will take detailed measurement of hurricane windspeeds, has moved into its science operations phase.|Medium Read
A simulation of combustion and pressure inside a rocket engine. The Air Force is funding research to predict whether new designs will be at risk of exploding.

A smarter way to design rocket engines that don’t blow up

Researchers seek to understand a problem that has haunted the space program since Apollo: a flame inside the rocket engine that literally spirals out of control.|Medium Read
Visualization of a CYGNSS satellite

Hurricane tracking satellites successfully launched

NASA has successfully launched a constellation of eight hurricane-tracking microsatellites in a $151 million mission that’s led by the University of Michigan.|Medium Read
Researcher inspects CYGNSS

Hurricane-tracking satellite fleet readies for launch

Launch is fast approaching for a $151 million, University of Michigan-led NASA satellite mission that will help improve forecasts of hurricane track, intensity and storm surge.|Medium Read
A model of the activity in the magnetosphere of a planet when there is a solar storm. Model: University of Michigan

Solar storms: Regional forecasts now possible

Researchers at the University of Michigan and Rice University have developed a new tool to help forecast solar storms and their effects on the power grid and communication satellites.|Medium Read
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MASA clinches 2nd at international rocket competition

The Michigan Aeronautical Science Association (MASA) team received 2nd place in the Advanced Category at the 2016 Intercollegiate Rocket Competition for their 15-foot tall, hybrid rocket The Great Emancipator. |Short Read
Portrait of Ariel Sandberg. Photo: Akhil Kantipuly, Michigan Engineering.

Ariel Sandberg selected as a finalist in Small Satellites Student Competition

AERO student Ariel Sandberg’s paper was chosen from an international competition base by a group of judges from industry, academia, and government based on its scientific merit, industry relevance and clarity of writing.|Short Read
BLiSS student team members.

Student team receives $15,000 NASA grant

A student-led Michigan research team has received a $15,000 NASA grant to develop a system that can convert human urine into a plant nutrient solution for long-duration spaceflight missions.|Short Read