The Michigan Engineer News Center

Aerospace Alum’s team launches smallest cubesat to Mars

Andy Klesh, Aerospace Alum, and chief engineer, with his team accepted a 2014 challenge to build the MarCO (Mars Cube One) spacecraft, the smallest, cheapest, and quickest built spacecraft for a mission to Mars. On May 5, the MarCO hitched a ride on an Atlas-V rocket out of Vandenburg Air Force Base. It deployed 90 minutes after launch to begin a risky, independent, 6.5 month, 158,000,000 km journey to Mars. Arrival time is November 26th, 2018. Read more about this Launch to Mars! https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/press_kits/insight/appendix/mars-cube-one/
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