NASA’s MarCO Cubesats Transmit Data From InSight to Deep Space Network
Dr. Andy Klesh and Dr. Anne Marinan, two graduates of UM aerospace engineering, are NASA JPL’s chief engineer and lead systems engineer (respectively) for the MarCO mission, the first nano-spacecraft to ever chart a course to Mars.
Silent and Simple Ion Engine Powers a Plane with No Moving Parts
Scientific American asks Robert J Vlasic Dean of Engineering and AERO professor Alec Gallimore to weigh in on new plane with no moving parts.
When drones light up the night, will they replace fireworks?
AERO professor Ella Atkins discusses on-going drone safety concerns.
How ‘First Man’ inspires the future of space travel by showing its lesser-known past
AERO professor Ella Atkins discusses the significance of the moon landing, and how technology around space travel has changed.
Stateside: Wisconsin’s suspect water diversion, UM orchestra gives sci-fi film a live soundtrack
Alec Gallimore, Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, talks about the twin roles that music and science play in Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi classic “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The film was shown with accompanying live orchestra and chorus at Hill Auditorium Friday, September 21.
SkySpecs adds Amsterdam office, doubles Ann Arbor staff
UM Aerospace Engineering alumni and Skyspecs leaders Danny Ellis, Tom Brady, and Ben Marchionna expand Ann Arbor team and open Amsterdam office to serve European clients
Robots are already taking human jobs, but it may not be such a bad thing
AERO professor Ella Atkins says robots could one day replace unsafe or unhealthy jobs currently held by humans.
Drone dreams engineered into reality
AERO and EECS professor Ella Atkins discusses the benefits of U-M’s M-Air facility in North Campus.
Visa restrictions for Chinese students alarm academia
AERO and EECS professor Ella Atkins is quoted.
Aerospace Alum’s team launches smallest cubesat to Mars
Andy Klesh, Aerospace Alum, and chief engineer, with his team accepted a 2014 challenge to build the MarCO (Mars Cube One) spacecraft, the smallest, cheapest, and quickest built spacecraft for a mission to Mars. On May 5, the MarCO hitched a ride on an Atlas-V rocket out of Vandenburg Air Force Base. It deployed 90 minutes after launch to begin a risky, independent, 6.5 month, 158,000,000 km journey to Mars. Arrival time is November 26th, 2018. Read more about this Launch to Mars! https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/press_kits/insight/appendix/mars-cube-one/