Working Groups

Bringing People Together

We have created Working Groups to enable collaboration within specific topical areas of interest. Working Groups can be formed at any time by interested parties to enable such collaboration. We have selected a few topical areas for our initial Working Groups (see below), but we welcome suggestions for additional topical areas. You can use this form to suggest a working group, tell us a little about the topical area and what might be of interest to pursue within this area, and even the contact information for yourself and others who might be interested in joining such a group.

CubeSats Working Group

We will have our initial meeting of the Faculty Working Group on CubeSats on Tuesday, November 9, from 9:00 am to 10:30 am, in the McDivitt Conference Room of the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Building (FXB room 1044). The meeting will be hybrid. Please register using this form so we can send you the link to the meeting. CubeSats Registration

Faculty will hear about the new CubeSat Flight Lab course and the laboratory created for it, share their history and/or interests in nanosat spaceflight hardware, and discuss opportunities for future endeavors. You do not have to have experience with CubeSats to attend; all you need is an interest in the possibility of new CubeSat projects.

Peach Mountain Working Group

We will have our initial meeting of the Faculty Working Group on the Peach Mountain Radio Observatory on Friday, November 12, from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, in the Donahue Room of the Climate and Space Research Building (CSRB room 2422). The meeting will be hybrid. Please register using this form so we can send you the link to the meeting. Peach Mountain Registration

The facility, located on North Territorial Road just west of Hudson Mills Metropark, has two dishes, 8 m and 26 m diameters. Efforts are underway to secure a NASA investment to make this a satellite telemetry station. To secure internal investment from U-M for this upgrade, we need faculty interest and support in using this facility for research, in particular astronomy and ionospheric physics. We will hear about the facility, share our history and interests in this topic, and discuss opportunities for future projects.

Space Medicine Working Group

More information coming soon.

Contact Michael Paschke if you would like to be a part of this working group.

Space Biology Working Group

Scheduled to take place in Spring 2022. More information coming soon.

If you are interested in this working group, please contact Eleni Gourgou.