Aerospace Highlights

Lightning Research Triggers NASA and DOD Interest

Posted September 10, 2013

The DOD and NASA like new guidelines developed by Aerospace about avoiding lightning during launches.  More »

In-house Telescope Provides New Capabilities

Posted September 04, 2013

A handful of scientists and engineers within the Remote Sensing Department needed a telescope with multiple capabilities, and close at hand. So, they built one.  More »

Delta IV Heavy Launches in California

Posted August 29, 2013

The world’s most powerful rocket — the triple-barreled hydrogen-fueled Delta IV Heavy — launched into the California sky from Vandenberg Air Force Base Wednesday morning, Aug. 28.  More »

A Counting Conundrum

Posted August 23, 2013

A U.S. government system to track objects in space is running out of digits, and a new system must be developed to fix the problem.  More »

Delta IV Delivers Sixth WGS Satellite

Posted August 12, 2013

A Delta IV rocket launched into the dusk from Cape Canaveral’s Complex 37 Wednesday, Aug. 7, carrying the sixth Wideband Global SATCOM high-capacity communications satellite.  More »

Leaders Share Inspiring Stories at Lifestyle Event

Posted July 22, 2013

Dr. Wanda Austin hosted a dynamic discussion on July 18 titled “Leadership Lifestyle: In Work, Life, and the Community.”  More »

Atlas V Launches Its Biggest Payload Ever

The most powerful version of the Atlas V rocket lifted the Navy’s second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) communications satellite to orbit July 19.  More »

Old Instruments Gather New Data

Posted July 18, 2013

An Aerospace team refurbished a set of instruments that had been sitting in a clean room for more than a decade and used it to collect helpful data about a largely unstudied region of Earth’s atmosphere.  More »

Lab Renovations Help Ensure Mission Success

Posted July 10, 2013

Aerospace’s laboratories have undergone a $12 million renovation to add a variety of new capabilities that will allow Aerospace to better support its customers.  More »

How to Tune Up Atomic Clocks in Space

Posted June 21, 2013

An Aerospace team has developed a laboratory testing facility to simulate the space conditions under which atomic clocks on satellites operate.  More »

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