Tag Archives: University of Colorado

Nine Teams to Participate in DARPA’s Underground Navigation Tech Development Contest

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has chosen nine multidisciplinary teams to develop approaches to explore underground environments as part of DARPA’s Subterranean Challenge. Participants will aim to produce technology platforms in the areas of autonomy, perception, networking and mobility for potential use by first responders and warfighters, DARPA said Wednesday. SubT is …

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NASA’s SBIR-Funded Vanilla Aircraft & Black Swift Drones Now Operational

NASA has confirmed the operational status of two unmanned aircraft systems that Vanilla Aircraft and Black Swift Technologies separately developed through the space agency’s Small Business Innovative Research program. NASA said Tuesday Vanilla Aircraft’s VA001 and Black Swift’s S2 small UAS are both designed to support scientific investigations. VA001 works to operate in austere conditions with temperatures as low …

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NIST Picks 33 Research Projects to Advance Communication Tech Devt for First Responders

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has selected 33 projects to research and develop broadband communications tools designed for public safety operations through multiyear grants worth $38.5 million combined. NIST selected the projects after the evaluation of 162 proposals from industry, academia and other organizations both in the U.S. and …

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3 CubeSat Challenge Winners Secure Slots on NASA’s 1st Integrated SLS, Orion Flight

NASA has awarded three teams slots to launch their small satellites aboard the first integrated flight of the Space Launch System rocket and the Orion spacecraft dubbed Exploration Mission-1. Winners of the Cube Quest Challenge include Cislunar Explorers from Cornell University, CU-E3 from the University of Colorado and Team Miles from Tampa, Florida-based company Fluid …

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SES Completes UV Imaging Payload Integration on Communications Satellite

SES has integrated a NASA instrument payload equipped with an ultraviolet imaging spectrograph onto the company’s SES-14 geostationary communications satellite. The Global-Scale Observations of the Limb and Disk instrument’s spectrograph is designed to measure temperatures and densities in the Earth’s ionosphere and thermosphere to investigate ionospheric disruptions to navigation and communication transmissions, SES said Tuesday. …

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2 NASA-Backed Research Institutes Aim to Develop Space Tech Platforms for Long-Duration Missions

NASA has picked two proposals to establish research institutes that will work on space technology platforms designed to extend human presence in long-duration exploration missions. The agency will award each Space Technology Research Institute up to $15 million in funds over five years to develop technology platforms in the areas of …

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Harris-Built GOES-16 Satellite Camera Captures Image of Earth’s Full Western Hemisphere

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has unveiled the first image taken by a Harris-built high-resolution digital camera onboard a weather monitoring satellite. Harris said Monday its Advanced Baseline Imager took a picture of Earth’s full western hemisphere with detailed cloud and water features from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-16. NASA and NOAA launched the Lockheed …

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Northrop, University of Colorado Partner on STEM, Internship Programs; Russ Anarde Comments

Northrop Grumman and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs have partnered to implement courses and internship activities focused on science, technology, engineering and math, The Colorado Springs Gazette reported Tuesday. Debbie Kelley writes UCCS students will have access to research and development, scholarship programs, seminars and job fairs sponsored …

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