In an area best known for backwoods lifestyles, a space propulsion startup headed by a University of Michigan alumnus Lyon (Brad) King is thriving.
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Lyon (Brad) King pictured with the plasma thruster his company designed to move small satellites around in orbit. Photo credit: Michigan Photography.
Our own Jamie Cutler, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and U-M Space Institute Associate Director for Education and Curriculum, is featured in this news article as the researcher who helped pioneer the CubeSat, and with it, a new era in space exploration.
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The U-M Space Institute is seeking to foster a campus-wide collaborative effort on aspects of space biology, i.e. the biology of organisms in microgravity and extreme space conditions.
The Institute aspires to launch an interdisciplinary research initiative to explore problems in human, animal, and plant biology and microbiology in space habitats. The Institute is also Continue Reading »
Planets and the moon aligned and visible low in the sky June 21-24
A virtual event hosted by the NASA Space Biology Program
April 20-21, 2022
Are you a biologist seeking interaction with engineers to design your ideal experiment? Are you a payload developer looking for insight into how to support the next generation of space experiments? Are you a platform/lunar lander provider interested in learning more about Continue Reading »
Chair’s Distinguished Lecture: Challenges and Opportunities for Space Exploration with Autonomous Small Spacecraft
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Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This seminar will cover some of the research challenges and opportunities for space exploration using autonomous small spacecraft, with an emphasis on the interaction between the propulsion system and
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Audience: High School and Undergraduate Students, U.S. and International
Registration Deadline: April 4
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The University of Michigan Space Institute and the Space Physics Research Laboratory (SPRL) invite you to join us to learn more about SPRL and how to develop partnerships with SPRL.
SPRL Director Sue Lepri and Managing Director Patrick McNally will discuss SPRL capabilities (technology development, hardware expertise, project management, etc.) and some current and past Continue Reading »
Fridays, February – April
The University of Michigan Space Institute is convening a weekly discussion group around the presentations from the latest NASA PI Launchpad Workshop. We welcome interested faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and senior PhD students to join in this conversation. The meetings will be held on Fridays from February through April.
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The Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Care (MICHR), in collaboration with the Space Institute, hosts a Research Jam to spur discussions and collaborations on Space Medicine. Read the call and take the survey!
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