Space Systems

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
Photo of Solar Orbiter launch from Cape Canaveral. Credit: ULA

Solar Orbiter heads for the Sun

After a "thunderous launch" the spacecraft begins its two-year journey to our nearest star.|Medium Read
Image of Venus. Credit: NASA

Professor Sushil Atreya will play a key role on NASA DAVINCI+ project

The proposal was one of just four selected from a pool of over two dozen submissions. |Short Read
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Dr. Andy Klesh awarded AIAA Engineer of the Year Award

Michigan Aerospace congratulates alumni Dr. Andy Klesh on recieving the AIAA Engineer of the Year award. |Short Read
Artistic renders of the Solar Orbiter. Provided by the European Space Agency.

Solar Orbiter mission to track the sun’s active regions, improve space weather prediction

Latest ESA launch will be the first mission to get hi-res images of the sun’s poles |Medium Read
CYGNSS satellite in orbit

CYGNSS mission celebrates third anniversary

The CYGNSS hurricane-hunting mission launched on December 15, 2016. |Short Read
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Parker Solar Probe: ‘We’re missing something fundamental about the sun’

First data holds clues to a decades-old mystery, and major implications for space weather prediction|Medium Read
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Universities’ crucial role in our spacefaring future

To ensure that our species endures, we must advance space-based technologies and break our interdisciplinary boundaries.|Short Read
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Defining the past, propelling the future

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