Searching for Life on Other Planets

The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a space telescope that has been designed with the specific mission of locating and observing the most promising Earthlike planets in our celestial sky.  More »

It’s Patently Amazing

Aerospace’s patent collection reached a milestone last fiscal year: Aerospace received its 500th patent on May 28, 2013.  More »

In-house Telescope Provides New Capabilities

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 »

Sometimes, Smaller is Better

Small satellites are all the rage in a budget-constricted climate and Aerospace has been on the front lines of this minimalist movement.  More »

Rocket Plume Analysis Ready for Takeoff

Aerospace scientists are among the very few — and in some areas, the only — researchers studying and dissecting the fiery plumes that shoot from the base of launched rockets.  More »

How to Tune Up Atomic Clocks in Space

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

Aerospace Prints Rocket Motors in 3-D

Aerospace’s Jerry Fuller employs rapid prototyping, a form of 3-D printing, to develop efficient fuel grains for hybrid rockets.  More »

Labs Develop New Bonding Experience

Aerospace scientists have developed a new method for treating the surface of composite materials, allowing for more effective adhesive bonding.  More »

Aerospace Scientists Work With Single Layer of Carbon Atoms

A trio of Aerospace scientists has developed highly successful methods for growing graphene, characterizing it, and applying it toward reducing the weight of space batteries.  More »

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