It was believed that running more propellant through a Hall thruster would wreck its efficiency, but new experiments suggest they might power a crewed mission to Mars.
Plasma thrusters used on satellites could be much more powerful
Cyber vulnerability in networks used by spacecraft, aircraft and energy generation systems
A new attack discovered by the University of Michigan and NASA exploits a trusted network technology to create unexpected and potentially catastrophic behavior
Gravity’s impact on bone cells—experiments heading to the International Space Station
Mechanical engineers at the University of Michigan are tackling mysteries of bone density loss in space and on Earth.
Studying Earth’s defenses against solar storms
NASA undertakes a comprehensive look at a critical atmospheric buffer between us and the sun, powered in part by University of Michigan researchers and alumni.
The box that rocked the universe
Meet the U-M researcher who helped pioneer the CubeSat—and a new era in space exploration.
Katie Bouman talks legacy of the black hole imaging project and favorite U-M memories
Before Bouman became the face of the project that brought us the first ever image of a black hole, she was wowing ECE professors with design projects and hoarding Domino’s pizza with her HKN family.