In 2023, Dr. Chris Ruf took the helm as the new director of the U-M Space Institute. We sat down with Ruf to discuss his work, his ideas related to space research, and the future of the U-M Space Institute.
Dan Welling, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the University of Michigan Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, has been named the new director of the Center for Space Environment Modeling. He will serve a three-year term from 2024 to 2026.
Research conducted at Michigan Aerospace Engineering may be the propulsion breakthrough that gets humans to Mars. A study suggests that smaller Hall thrusters can generate more thrust—potentially making them candidates for interplanetary missions.
In a mission led by Principal Investigator Justin Kasper, Ph.D., from U-M Climate and Space, six small satellites are now ready for launch in the Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SunRISE) Mission.
Many faculty, research scientists and students from the U-M Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering attended the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in December 2023.
University of Michigan researchers have discovered that galaxies enjoy a 10-million-year delay in blowing out the gas cluttering up their environments.
Experts in space gathered to honor Michigan Aerospace alumnus, Jim McDivitt, to reflect on the Department's history, and look forward to the future of space exploration.
MAAX is the Magnetosphere Auroral Asymmetry eXplorer, a pair of satellites equipped with ultraviolet cameras for creating images that completely cover the auroral ovals at each pole.
Join us for a screening of "Unknown: Cosmic Time Machine," on Wednesday, September 27 at 5:30 pm. The event will feature the Netflix documentary about the design and launch of the James Webb Space Telescope
Space weather predictions are neither accurate nor timely, and that leaves astronauts without enough time to react to dangerous particles flung out by the sun. Now, NASA is providing $9.7 million to establish a Space Weather Center of Excellence