U-M is a member of a new $15M institute to improve physics-based modeling of advanced thrusters for human space exploration.
Testing advanced space engines here on Earth
Joaquim Martins pioneers high-fidelity simulations that bring together multiple disciplines. Recently incorporated into NASA’s open-source software, and being considered for adoption by aircraft manufacturers, the approach has the potential to change the game in aircraft design and other engineering systems.
Pioneering a way to keep very small satellites in orbit
More than 250 students had a hand in a satellite scheduled to launch on January 17th, the first in space for a project to keep nanosats in orbit by harnessing Earth’s magnetic field.
Hurricane-tracking CYGNSS satellite system gets NASA renewal as it expands its reach
Ocean wind tracker is finding new uses for inland studies.
More than $5M to improve solar storm forecasts
U-Michigan researchers play lead roles in national effort funded by NSF, NASA.
Switchbacks and spikes: Parker Solar Probe data consistent with 20-year-old theory
Magnetic flux findings suggest “profound consequences for basic solar processes.”