Space Systems

Defining the past, propelling the future

A look at Michigan Engineering's leading role in space and aerospace in the last century.|Medium Read
View of Earth from space

MXL builds cubeSats to measure atmospheric plasma bubbles

The two TBEx satellites launched in June 2019 will give scientists detailed insight into the effects of plasma bubbles in the upper atmosphere and how this space weather impacts space communication. |Medium Read
A render of PSP approaching the sun

Solving the sun’s super-heating mystery with Parker Solar Probe

Probe will go where no spacecraft has gone and measure a process never directly observed before. |Medium Read

U-M alum is key player in first-ever image of a black hole

EECS-ECE alum Dr. Katie Bouman has helped expand our knowledge of the universe in a big way by shining light on one of the darkest mysteries in the cosmos.|Medium Read
FIRST LEGO Team Gladstone

Aerospace Engineering Prof. James W. Cutler help FIRST LEGO team build solar oven

5th grade student from Gladstone FIRST LEGO League Robotics Team gets help with their solar oven from Aerospace Prof. James W. Cutler|Short Read
FIRST LEGO Tour Feature

Aerospace Engineering tour inspires local FIRST LEGO League team

FIRST LEGO League team #37463, The Hyper Novas, tour the Department of Aerospace Engineering to learn more about the space theme of this year’s competition|Short Read

Climate & Space names three new Associate Chairs

The new positions will assist the Department Chair on strategic initiatives and goals. |Short Read

Mars InSight’s escorts: Michigan Engineers built first deep-space CubeSats

The MarCO mission opens new space exploration opportunities that aren’t possible with large, expensive probes.|Medium Read
Prof. Mavalvala, Prof. Theodore Norris, and Prof. Steven Cundiff

A world-shaking discovery 100 years in the making

Prof. Nergis Mavalvala detailed the history and science behind the discovery of gravitational waves as the inaugural recipient of the M. Alten Gilleo Distinguished Lectureship|Medium Read
Portrait of Anthony Waas

Embracing changing landscapes: autonomy, space exploration and diversity

A Q&A with Anthony Waas, the new Richard A. Auhll Department Chair of Aerospace Engineering and Felix Pawlowski Collegiate Chair at the University of Michigan.|Medium Read
BepiColombo approaching Mercury. Credit: European Space Agency

U-M researchers to help unravel Mercury, solar system mysteries

In ESA's BepiColombo mission, an examination of the particles in Mercury's upper atmosphere will shed light on what the planet is made of.|Medium Read
CYGNSS in orbit

Deciphering GPS satellites to see inside hurricanes

To dial in on exact wind speeds, researchers needed to reverse engineering the signals from satellites.|Medium Read