Michigan Daily Thursday, July 6, 2017

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.

In the News Monday, June 26, 2017

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.

In the News Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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.

Michigan Radio Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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.

MLive.com Monday, March 13, 2017

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.

Gizmodo Friday, March 10, 2017

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.

Associated Press Friday, March 10, 2017

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.

SpaceNews Thursday, March 9, 2017

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.”

Yahoo Wednesday, March 1, 2017

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.

CBS Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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.