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CU Aerospace (CUA) is located in northwest Champaign, minutes from central campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Additionally, our close association with the University provides us access to state-of-the-art University labs, equipment, and services. This teaming arrangement proves to be an excellent way to provide the government and commercial customers with the highest quality service in a cost effective manner
CUA presently has eight Members (similar to partners or shareholders) that serve as consultants for the company. Dr. Wayne Solomon (Chairman), Dr. David Carroll (President), Dr. Rodney Burton (VP for Research), Dr. Michael Bragg (Director of Aerodynamics), Dr. Victoria Coverstone (Director of Astrodynamics), Mr. Darren King (Laboratory Director), Dr. Chris Mangun (Director of Advanced Materials), and Dr. Joseph Zimmerman (Director of Plasmadynamics).
CU Aerospace employs a talented team of engineers whose depth of multi-disciplinary knowledge enables CU Aerospace to address complex engineering problems in multiple areas of study.
CU Aerospace owns a 10,000 sq. ft. mixed-use office/laboratory facility.
CU Aerospace offers experienced engineering services with a very diverse range of capability. In addition to our core areas of expertise (spacecraft propulsion/software, plasmadynamic devices, astrodynamics, high energy lasers, modeling and simulation, and advanced materials), during our 21-year history we have also successfully tackled problems in controls and software toolbox development, among other technologies.