- Published: 25 July 2013
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The Mission Readiness Review of ChargerSat 1, UAH Space Hardware Club's CubeSat project, is complete, and the team is clear to complete the final touches to the satellite. ChargerSat 1 is an approximately 4-inch cube weighing 2.2 pounds. The satellite will survive six to 24 months in space before it re-enters the atmosphere. Thirteen civilian satellites will fly on the rocket, and each is participating in the meeting in California.
Upcoming is launch integration, where the satellite is put into the rocket. The satellite is scheduled to launch Oct. 30. Once the satellite is in orbit, the Space Hardware Club will talk directly to it from the UAH Engineering Building.
- Published: 24 July 2013
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At one of the largest student-centered facilities of its type in the country, students at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) have the opportunity to turn their engineering designs into reality.
The Engineering Design and Prototyping Facility (EDPF) at UAH has done work for industry and defense clients but "our primary clients are students working on their class based and extra-curricular projects," said Stephen Collins, the prototype development specialist who runs the place.
Located in the west wing of Olin B. King Technology Hall, the 12,000-square-foot, controlled-access facility provides capabilities in rapid prototyping, laser digitizing, computer-assisted manufacturing and composite materials manufacturing, as well as more conventional manufacturing and welding methods, which are primarily used by students in the University's Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department.
- Published: 23 July 2013
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The UAH ChargerSat 1 team arrived in California Monday night for three days of Mission Readiness Review meetings about the UAH CubeSat. All 13 of the civilian satellites slated for launch on a rocket as part of the NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative are meeting together to present how each team is ready for the flight. Some teams feature student payloads, like the one from UAH.
- Published: 16 July 2013
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New areas of extragalactic study may emerge from research by UAH astrophysicists using data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory to conclude that baryons making up all visible matter – once thought to be missing from clusters – are present in the expected ratios in large, luminous clusters.
- Published: 12 July 2013
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A proposal for “Experimental Investigation of Noise and Thermo-acoustic Instabilities in Low-Emission, High-Efficiency Combustion Systems for Aviation” from UAH is among 14 selected by NASA to share in $10.5 million to conduct research and technology development in areas important to the agency's mission, develop faculty and support higher education students.
- Published: 11 July 2013
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Climate change field studies in the Republic of Panama are being conducted by seven undergraduate student researchers from UAH who are studying atmospheric and earth system science, including minors in biology and mathematics, as part of a cooperative arrangement between UAH and The Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and the Caribbean (CATHALAC).
- Published: 09 July 2013
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Mixing fun with fundamental lessons may help nursing students retain more knowledge in preparation for exams, a case study at UAH indicates.
- Published: 08 July 2013
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You are what you eat - and so are your offspring. And in the title bout featuring protein versus sugar, protein is the winner.
- Published: 01 July 2013
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With billions of dollars of past space research at risk of being lost forever, Dr. Charles Lundquist is running a race against technology and time.
- Published: 24 June 2013
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For the first time, blind and visually impaired mathematics students will be able to remotely communicate with their teachers in math's precise written symbolic language by using an easily accessible, accurate two-way system developed at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in cooperation with gh LLC, an assistive technology corporation that focuses on making print accessible to the visually impaired and blind.