Space Weather

U-M Climate & Space Solar Orbiter team

“It looks like the Sun!”

Impressions from the Solar Orbiter launch.|Medium Read
Climate & Space postdoctoral fellow Dr. Alex Hegedus

Climate & Space postdoctoral research fellow is first author on new paper

Congratulations, Dr. Hegedus! |Short 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
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
illustration of parker solar probe in front of the sun

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
photo of earth taken from the moon

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
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

Beyond Apollo 11: U-M ECE’s role in advancing space exploration

For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, U-M ECE takes a look back – and a look forward – to how our professors, students, and alums have made their mark on the field.|Long Read
Solar Eclipse March 7th, 1970.

Climate & Space Ph.D student travels to Chile for total solar eclipse research

Yeimy Rivera joins a team from the UCAR High Altitude Observatory that will analyze the Sun's magnetic field during the Solar event. |Short Read

Prof. Louise Willingale creates extreme plasma conditions using high-intensity laser pulses

Willingale’s research in plasma physics advances many research areas from spectacular astrophysical phenomena to cancer treatment to fusion power.|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