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BLAZE Multiphysics Touted on HPC Wire

BLAZE Multiphysics Touted on HPC Wire Tuesday, October 04, 2016

BLAZE Multiphysics is simplifying complex physics problems for researchers.

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CUA Spring Golf Outing

CUA Spring Golf Outing Wednesday, May 25, 2016

CU Aerospace held its first spring golf outing at the Illinois Orange and Blue course. Fun was had by all!

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CUA wins multiple Phase I awards

CUA wins multiple Phase I awards Wednesday, April 27, 2016

CU Aerospace was selected for award of four NASA SBIR Phase 1 contracts titled "Monofilament Vaporization Propulsion (MVP) System," "Microcapillary Recuperative Heat Exchanger (MRHX)," "NonLinear Parallel Optimization Tool," and "Cyclotronic Plasma Actuator with Arc-Magnet for Active Flow Control."

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CU Aerospace included in NASA State of the Art Report

CU Aerospace included in NASA State of the Art Report Tuesday, March 01, 2016

CU Aerospace is included on page 45 of the latest update to the Small Spacecraft Technology State of the Art Report. The report, developed by the Mission Design Center at NASA Ames Research Center and funded by the Small Spacecraft Technology Program (SSTP), provides an assessment of the current state-of-the-art for small spacecraft technology across all subsystems.

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Esteemed Colleague Passes Away

Esteemed Colleague Passes Away Tuesday, February 16, 2016

CU Aerospace is deeply saddened by the loss of one of our esteemed mentors and colleagues, Dr. Joseph Verdeyen. Dr. Verdeyen had worked with CUA since 2001 and contributed significantly to the numerous gas laser programs. He will be greatly missed.

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CUA CubeSail Mission Slated for Launch

CUA CubeSail Mission Slated for Launch Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The joint CU Aerospace/University of Illinois mission CubeSail is officially manifested for launch in mid-2017. It will launch through the NASA program Educational Launch of Nanosatellites: Project ELaNa to 85 deg. inclination, 500 km altitude.

CU Aerospace featured in News Gazette

CU Aerospace featured in News Gazette Sunday, January 10, 2016

CU Aerospace is featured in the News Gazette article, It's Your Business: New base for space missions.

CUA moves offices

CUA moves offices Monday, December 07, 2015

CU Aerospace is moving up in the world and has moved from Suite 400 to Suite 502 in the M2 building, still in downtown Champaign. Stop on in to see our new office.

CU Aerospace Golf Outing

CU Aerospace Golf Outing Friday, October 09, 2015

CU Aerospace has first annual golf outing at the UIUC Blue Golf Course.

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CU Aerospace featured on Composites World website and in SAMPE Journal

CU Aerospace featured on Composites World website and in SAMPE Journal Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CU Aerospace and VascTech are featured in Composites World online and in the SAMPE Journal, Issue March/April 2015, Vol. 51, No. 2, pp. 21.

Dr. David Carroll Elected 2015 SPIE Fellow

Dr. David Carroll Elected 2015 SPIE Fellow Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Dr. David Carroll was elected Fellow in the International Society for Optics and Photonics.

David Carroll instructs Senior Design teams to win First, Second Place in AIAA Competition

David Carroll instructs Senior Design teams to win First, Second Place in AIAA Competition Monday, September 08, 2014

The senior design course at UIUC, instructed by David Carroll, won first and second place in the AIAA Undergraduate Team Space Transportation Design Contest.

CUA wins Phase I awards

CUA wins Phase I awards Thursday, May 01, 2014

CU Aerospace was awarded three Phase I contracts. One is through NASA entitled "Parallel Nonlinear Optimization for Astrodynamic Navigation," one is through the Department of Energy entitled "Singlet-oxygen Plasma Afterglow Reaction Chamber for Disinfection and Sterilization," and one with the Navy entitled "Thermal Protection with Ablative Aromatic Thermosetting Copolyester Composites."

CU Aerospace featured in Aerospace America magazine

CU Aerospace featured in Aerospace America magazine Wednesday, April 09, 2014

CU Aerospace and VACCO Industries were featured in the December 2013 issue of the AIAA Aerospace America magazine, page 53, under the heading Busy Times for Electric Propulsion.

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CUA wins Phase II award

CUA wins Phase II award Friday, March 07, 2014

CU Aerospace was awarded a NASA Phase II contract entitled "CubeSat High Impulse Propulsion System (CHIPS)."

Dr. Scott White's research featured on the cover of two prominent journals

Dr. Scott White's research featured on the cover of two prominent journals Tuesday, January 28, 2014

CU Aerospace partner Scott White conducts research that is featured on the cover of two journals, Soft Matter and Advanced Materials.

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CU Aerospace journal article lands cover of Advanced Materials

CU Aerospace journal article lands cover of Advanced Materials Thursday, January 09, 2014

CU Aerospace Senior Staff Scientist, Dr. Chris Mangun, co-authors journal article that lands the cover of Advanced Materials. The article can be found in Volume 26, Issue 2pages 282-287, January 15, 2014.

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BBC Two airs segment highlighting Zero G research flight

BBC Two airs segment highlighting Zero G research flight Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The BBC show Stargazing Live tapes on Zero G research flight on which CUA hardware was flown. CubeSail can be seen at 0:52, 0:56, and 3:40 in the YouTube video linked below.

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CubeSail hardware tested on Zero G flight

CubeSail hardware tested on Zero G flight Sunday, November 17, 2013

Senior Engineer, Julia Laystrom-Woodard, tests the CubeSail payload hardware on a Zero G research flight.

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UIUC Teams Compete in AIAA Undergraduate Spacecraft Design Competition

UIUC Teams Compete in AIAA Undergraduate Spacecraft Design Competition Thursday, September 12, 2013

CU Aerospace President serves as Faculty Advisor for 1st and 2nd place teams in AIAA Undergraduate Spacecraft Design Competition

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Dr. David Carroll Interviewed by WCIA

Dr. David Carroll Interviewed by WCIA Thursday, September 12, 2013

Dr. David Carroll, President of CU Aerospace, was interviewed on ciLiving Business Insider by Alex Ruggieri.

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UltraSail/CubeSail Technology Featured in NASA Tech Briefs

UltraSail/CubeSail Technology Featured in NASA Tech Briefs Sunday, September 01, 2013

The CU Aerospace/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign team is featured for their UltraSail/CubeSail technology development in NASA Tech Briefs.

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Dr. Michael Bragg Named Dean of UW College of Engineering

Dr. Michael Bragg Named Dean of UW College of Engineering Monday, July 15, 2013

Michael B. Bragg, emeritus professor and former interim dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, became the new dean of the University of Washington (UW) College of Engineering on July 15.

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Hydrogen-Enhanced Lunar Oxygen Extraction and Storage Using Only Solar Power

Hydrogen-Enhanced Lunar Oxygen Extraction and Storage Using Only Solar Power Monday, July 01, 2013

CU Aerospace partners Rodney Burton and Darren King are featured in NASA Tech Briefs for their work with lunar oxygen extraction and storage.

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Dr. Scott White receives Humboldt Research Award

Dr. Scott White receives Humboldt Research Award Wednesday, January 16, 2013

University of Illinois aerospace engineering professor Scott R. White has been chosen to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Award honoring a lifetime of research achievements.

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Dr. Victoria Coverstone Named AIAA Fellow

Dr. Victoria Coverstone Named AIAA Fellow Friday, December 28, 2012

Aerospace Engineering at Illinois Prof. Victoria L. Coverstone has been named a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Coverstone, who also is Associate Dean for Graduate and Professional Programs for the College of Engineering at Illinois, was one of 26 Fellows in AIAA’s 2013 class, representing one new Fellow per 1,000 AIAA members. With her latest honor, she joins AE faculty members Michael B. Bragg, David L. Carroll, Harry Hilton, John E. Prussing and Wayne C. Solomon as AIAA Fellows.

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CUA and VACCO Win Air Force Award

CUA and VACCO Win Air Force Award Friday, August 31, 2012

CU Aerospace, teamed with VACCO Industries, wins Air Force award to build eight Propulsion Units for CubeSats (PUCs).

CU Aerospace Featured on Next Big Future

CU Aerospace Featured on Next Big Future Thursday, May 31, 2012

The CU Aerospace CubeSail mission has been featured on the tech blog Next Big Future.

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Dr. WAYNE SOLOMON INDUCTED INTO UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO HALL OF FAME

Dr. WAYNE SOLOMON INDUCTED INTO UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO HALL OF FAME Friday, April 27, 2012

Wayne Solomon, Chairman of CUA, is inducted into the University of Idaho Hall of Fame.

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Dr. David Carroll is interviewed by Alex Ruggieri

Dr. David Carroll is interviewed by Alex Ruggieri Thursday, March 01, 2012

David Carroll is interviewed on One on One with Alex Ruggeri to discuss the origin, technologies, and direction of CU Aerospace.

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Dr. Rod Burton featured on Early News

Dr. Rod Burton featured on Early News Friday, July 01, 2011

Rod Burton is interviewed by News Channel 15 WICD on the Early News and NewsTalk 1400 WDWS on Penny for Your Thoughts to discuss the final shuttle launch and NASA's ties with CUA and UIUC.

CUA Offices Move

CUA Offices Move Monday, May 16, 2011

CU Aerospace is excited to announce their move! The offices are now located at the Enclave at M2 in the heart of downtown Champaign.

CU Aerospace wins Longevity through Innovation Award

CU Aerospace wins Longevity through Innovation Award Monday, February 28, 2011

CU Aerospace and Dr. David Carroll win the Longevity through Innovation award at the Sixth Annual Innovation Celebration. Watch  David's acceptance speech.

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CUA Senior Engineer featured in Discovery Channel Video

CUA Senior Engineer featured in Discovery Channel Video Friday, February 26, 2010

CUA Senior Engineer, Julia Laystrom-Woodard participates in a video presented by the Discovery Channel aimed at inspiring grade school and high school students into careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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CU Aerospace co-sponsors self-healing materials conference

CU Aerospace co-sponsors self-healing materials conference Sunday, June 28, 2009

CU Aerospace co-sponsors Second International Conference on Self-Healing Materials in Chicago, Illinois on June 28 - July 1, 2009.

CUA record revenue

CUA record revenue Friday, December 01, 2006

CU Aerospace surpasses $1 million in revenue for the fiscal year.

CU Aerospace moves

CU Aerospace moves Tuesday, August 01, 2006

CU Aerospace moves from the University of Illinois incubator at EnterpriseWorks into new office space in nearby iCyt building in the University of Illinois Research Park.

CUA demonstrates laser oscillation

CUA demonstrates laser oscillation Tuesday, March 01, 2005

CU Aerospace and the University of Illinois team are the first to demonstrate laser oscillation in an electrically pumped oxygen-iodine laser.

CUA demonstrates gain

CUA demonstrates gain Sunday, August 01, 2004

CU Aerospace and the University of Illinois team are the first to demonstrate gain in an electrically pumped oxygen-iodine laser.