UM partnership with Airbus aims to improve aircraft and generate interest in aerospace engineering
An agreement signed at the Paris Air Show will create a partnership between Airbus and the Aerospace Engineering program at the University of Michigan.
University of Michigan wins first Spaceport America Cup
The University of Michigan was the winner of the first Spaceport America Cup, which wrapped up Saturday night at Spaceport America. Las Cruces Sun-News reports.
Why the next space explorers could be autonomous robots
Ella Atkins, a professor of aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan who researches autonomous systems, predicts that robots will play crucial roles in setting up and maintaining Martian habitats.
Rocket engines must be more stable if we’re going to get to Mars
Karthik Duraisamy, AERO assistant professor, discusses how he is working on building rocket engines that won’t blow up.
U-M students plan to launch time capsule satellite into space
Hashmita Koka, an AERO major and the student project lead, said there have been a number of challenges the team has faced since they began brainstorming how to launch a space time capsule in the fall of 2015.
Does a time capsule blasted into space have a better chance at surviving 100 years?
University of Michigan students are designing and building a “cubesat” — a tiny satellite made up of 10cm cubes — that will contain almost 1000 interviews from students at the school, all microscopically etched onto silicon chips.
University of Michigan team creating ‘space time capsule’
The school said Tuesday that CubeSat will contain interviews featuring 1,000 people affiliated with the university. It’s meant to test synthetic DNA as a medium for storing data in space.
NGA using data from Spire and Ball to monitor Arctic maritime traffic
Debra Facktor Lepore, AERO alumna and Ball’s vice president and general manager of strategic operations and commercial aerospace, said that “[t]he idea that there is a battle between public and private or between large aerospace and small aerospace is really missing the boat.”
SkySpecs collaborates with Siemens wind power for use of automated drone technology in offshore turbine inspections
SkySpecs, founded by U-of-M alumni, is collaborating with to deploy automated drone technology for onshore and offshore wind turbine inspections.
Michigan charter school backed by DeVos growing
Alec Gallimore, dean of engineering at U-M, was impressed with the innovations at West Michigan Aviation, a charter school.