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Aerospace Alumna Sara Spangelo announces a milestone for new global communications network company, Swarm.

U-M Aerospace Engineering congratulates alumna Sara Spangelo (PhD ‘13), co-founder and CEO of Swarm, a company that is developing the world's lowest-cost satellite communications network. |Short Read
Conner Stevons

Student works on a NASA quantum satellite link

ECE master’s student Conner Stevons completed a remote internship at the NASA Glenn Research Center where he worked on Marconi 2.0, NASA’s plan to bridge quantum technology with a telecommunications system. |Short Read

Leia Stirling selected as a Class of 2021 AIAA Associate Fellow

U-M IOE Associate Professor Leia Stirling joins the Class of 2021 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Associate Fellows.|Short Read
Portrait of Dr. Leland Nicolai

Dr. Leland Nicolai to receive Aerospace Engineering Alumni Merit Award 2020

Leland Nicolai, distinguished U-M alumnus, is honored by the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board.|Short Read
the ISS overlooks aurora borealis

More than $5M to improve solar storm forecasts

U-Michigan researchers play lead roles in national effort funded by NSF, NASA.|Medium Read
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Sticking the landing on Mars: High-powered computing aims to reduce guesswork

As the Mars 2020 launch approaches, a separate effort is using simulations to understand landing dynamics for tomorrow's missions.|Medium Read
Dr. Benjamin Jorns wins the 2019 AIAfeature story-A Electric Propulsion Best Paper Award

Dr. Benjamin Jorns co-author on the 2019 AIAA Electric Propulsion Best Paper Award

University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering Assistant Professor Benjamin Jorns is co-author on the “Best Paper in Electric Propulsion” from the 2019 AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum.|Short Read
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Department of Aerospace Engineering alumna Corey Brooker awarded for Distinguished Alumni Service

Corey Brooker, distinguished Department of Aerospace Engineering alumna, is honored by the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board.|Short Read
PEPL

To the Moon and beyond: How University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering is on the cutting edge of electric space propulsion

The University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering Department's Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory (PEPL) is developing the next-generation of Hall thruster technology that may one day propel the first human missions to Mars.|Long Read
Parker Solar Probe approaching the sun

Switchbacks and spikes: Parker Solar Probe data consistent with 20-year-old theory

Magnetic flux findings suggest "profound consequences for basic solar processes."|Medium Read
the midwest taken from space by the ISS

Lockdown for space agencies put research projects in limbo

University of Michigan researchers’ work on NASA and European Space Agency projects that have been altered by COVID-19.|Medium Read
sunrise approaching the sun

‘Largest radio telescope in space’ to improve solar storm warnings

NASA has selected University of Michigan’s $62M Explorer cubesat mission.|Medium Read