Space Systems

Dr. Veera Sundararaghavan Promoted to Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Veera Sundararaghavan is promoted to professor of aerospace engineering, with tenure.|Short Read
A simulation of the landing .

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
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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

MASA Rocketry Team continues work on space shot rocket despite pandemic

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Michigan Aeronautical Science Association is continuing to break expectations of a collegiate rocket team as they work toward reaching space with their new rocket, the Tangerine Space Machine.|Medium Read
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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
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‘Largest radio telescope in space’ to improve solar storm warnings

NASA has selected University of Michigan’s $62M Explorer cubesat mission.|Medium Read
solar orbiter team member watch the sky as the rocket lifts off

Launching Solar Orbiter

For more than a decade, a U-M team helped develop the scientific payload aboard Solar Orbiter. Join them on launch night.|Medium Read
CERES image of outgoing longwave radiation. Credit: NASA

Prof. Xianglei Huang named co-investigator on new NASA Earth Venture Continuity mission

Libera instrument will help researchers study the radiation budget at the top of the Earth’s atmosphere. |Short Read
U-M Climate & Space Solar Orbiter team

“It looks like the Sun!”

Impressions from the Solar Orbiter launch.|Medium Read
Artistic rendition of CYGNSS in orbit.

A passenger airplane will advance a U-Michigan-led satellite mission to understand climate

New Zealand plane fitted with receivers will validate CYGNSS data and improve interpretation.|Medium Read