Space Systems

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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. Venkat Raman on the Rotating Detonation Engine, the frightening-sounding technology of tomorrow

Dr. Venkat Raman, Aerospace Engineering Professor at the University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering, discusses Rotating Detonation engines and the part that U-M is playing in making them a practical reality.|Medium Read
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Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Dr. James Cutler discusses CubeSats and how spacecraft the size of a loaf of bread are revolutionizing space technology and exploration

Dr. James Cutler discusses CubeSats and the role of U-M in their development.|Medium Read
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Student NASA award supports work on more dexterous, collaborative space robots

PhD student Emily Sheetz is working to design more dexterous robots to work alongside humans in space.|Short Read

Aerospace Alumna Sara Spangelo announces a milestone for new global communications network company, Swarm.

U-M Aerospace Engineering congratulates alumna Sara Spangelo (PhD ‘13), co-founder and CEO of Swarm, a company that is developing the world's lowest-cost satellite communications network. |Short Read

Dr. Veera Sundararaghavan Promoted to Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Veera Sundararaghavan is promoted to professor of aerospace engineering, with tenure.|Short 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