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News and Events

07-05-2012

New Mexico College Students Explore Edge of Space

A team of undergraduates from University of New Mexico and New Mexico State University along with several collaborators have made possible the launch of a balloon equipped with sensors that allow the exploration of the space. Check the note at KRQE here.

05-07-2012

UNM Students Build and Launch Balloon into Ionosphere

A team of UNM undergraduates working on a senior design cap-stone project have designed, built and launched a helium balloon with a payload of sensors into the ionosphere. More Information here.

 

05-01-2012

"A Vision for Space Systems at UNM" / Space Systems Symposium-April 2012

The UNM Aerospace Institute is pleased to invite all the academic community members to access our latest informative presentation which describes the vision of the Institute for Space Systems. The pdf document is available here.

 

01-31-2012

Air Force Research Lab Workshops

The University of New Mexico encourages all the academic community to attend the two workshops that will feature the research of the two directorates of the Air Force Research Lab. This will be held at the Centennial Engineering Center Auditorium on February 10 and 24, 2012. More information here.

 

10-21-2011

Want to Learn How to Design and Build a Satellite?

The University of New Mexico is looking for undergraduate stuĀ­dents who are interested in learning to design, build and launch small satellites. More information here.

 

07-26-2011

New Course for Fall 2011 at the Mechanical Engineering Department: ME 561 Rotorcraft Aerodynamics

The Mechanical Engineering Department at The University of New Mexico encourages all students and other members of the academic community to sign up for the class ME 561: Rotorcraft Aerodynamics to be taught by Dr. Svetlana V. Poroseva this fall 2011. The syllabus and further relevant information can be found here.

 

07-18-2011

Cosmiac at UNM in the News: Leadership and Innovation in Satellite Research

The Configurable Space Microsystems Innovations and Applications Center (Cosmiac) of The University of New Mexico has been widely acknowledged for its success in promoting research in satellite technology. Deputy Director of Cosmiac Craig Kief explains the main goals, obstacles and future work of the current projects in this related article. Furthermore, KRQE dedicated a section to the launch of the CubeSat, check the video here.

 

06-15-2011

New Course for Fall 2011 at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department: ECE 595 005 Orbital Mechanics

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at The University of New Mexico encourages all students and other members of the academic community to sign up for the class ECE 595 005: Orbital Mechanics to be taught by Dr. Asal Naseri this fall 2011. The syllabus and further relevant information can be found here.

 

05-09-2011

UNM's Trailblazer satellite on the Educational Launch of Nanosatellites

The Configurable Space Microsystems Innovations and Applications Center (Cosmiac) of The University of New Mexico has been notified by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration that UNM's Trailblazer satellite has been manifested on the Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) IV Mission on a Falcon 9 rocket. The Trailblazer satellite is part of a class of nanosatellites called CubeSats. It will be delivered to space as part of the Space-X Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission to be launched in March of 2012. The orbit for the UNM CubeSat is a 325km circular orbit with a 51.6 degree inclination. This satellite will provide a proof of concept flight for an Air Force Sponsored bus design called Space Plug-and-play Architecture (SPA). The PnP type architecture is a capability that will allow for rapid satellite development and delivery similar to what is currently available in a home computer. UNM and its partners have taught more than 500 individuals on SPA in the past 18 months.

 

01-22-2011

Announcement of Lecture Series: Small Satellite Formations for Distributed Surveillance: System Design and Optimal Control Considerations

The UNM Aerospace Institute is pleased to invite the academic community to attend this lecture series. This event is supported by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the Research and Technology (R&T) Organisation and will be carried out in the city of Albuquerque on April 18-19 2011. Please check the brochure here for more information.