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Vanderbilt CubeSat data collected by ham radio operators worldwide

http://engineering.vanderbilt.edu/news/2016/vanderbilt-cubesat-talks-to-ham-radio-operators-worldwide/   Building a program of reliable CubeSats; doing real science at a fraction of the cost A tiny space hitchhiker named AO-85 is talking and thousands of ham radio operators worldwide and a handful of Vanderbilt University engineering researchers with the special interest of proud parents are listening. AO-85’s transponder was turned on three...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Vanderbilt CubeSat data collected by ham radio operators worldwide


CubeSAT Launch

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Posted on Monday, December 21st, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on CubeSAT Launch


NASA Sets Coverage Schedule for CubeSat Launch Events

Oct. 2, 2015 15-030AM NASA Sets Coverage Schedule for CubeSat Launch Events Thirteen NASA and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)-sponsored CubeSats are scheduled to launch aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket Thursday, Oct. 8, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Prelaunch media briefings and launch commentary coverage will be carried live on NASA...... KEEP READING

Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2015 in Events, News, Related News | Tags: , , Comments Off on NASA Sets Coverage Schedule for CubeSat Launch Events


After Fukushima, Vanderbilt researchers study radiation’s effects on robots

Original article source Robots simulating radiation damage (left) and normal function (right). After the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster, investigators used robots to determine the extent of the damage and begin cleaning up. The question is how well robots can stand up to that sort of radiation and whether the humans using them can count on...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 in News, Related News | Tags: , , , , Comments Off on After Fukushima, Vanderbilt researchers study radiation’s effects on robots


NASA Announces Fourth Round of CubeSat Space Mission Candidates

RELEASE: 13-064 NASA ANNOUNCES FOURTH ROUND OF CUBESAT SPACE MISSION CANDIDATES WASHINGTON — NASA has selected 24 small satellites to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The proposed CubeSats come from universities across the country, a Florida high school, several non-profit organizations and NASA field centers. CubeSats belong to a class...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 in News | Tags: , , , , , , Comments Off on NASA Announces Fourth Round of CubeSat Space Mission Candidates


Earth’s Radiation Belts Surprisingly Dynamic, New Probes Find

Two new NASA probes that are flying through the belts of radiation surrounding Earth have found that these regions change more rapidly than previously thought. The Van Allen Probes — a pair of twin spacecraft formerly known as the Radiation Belt Storm Probes — launched Aug. 30, and turned on their instruments two days later. Since then,...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 in Related News | Comments Off on Earth’s Radiation Belts Surprisingly Dynamic, New Probes Find


Visit ISDE at NSREC 2012!!!

Visit ISDE at NSREC 2012 ISDE will be at the 2012 IEEE Nuclear and Space Radiation Effects Conference which will be held in Miami, Florida at the InterContinental Miami on July 16-20, 2012. The conference features a technical program consisting of eight to ten technical sessions of contributed papers describing the latest observations in radiation...... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 in Events | Tags: , Comments Off on Visit ISDE at NSREC 2012!!!


Sun fires off 2 huge solar flares, could impact weather on Earth

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/03/07/sun-fires-off-2-huge-solar-flares-could-impact-weather-on-earth/... KEEP READING

Posted on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 in Related News | Tags: , Comments Off on Sun fires off 2 huge solar flares, could impact weather on Earth


Did Bad Memory Chips Down Russia’s Mars Probe?

http://spectrum.ieee.org/aerospace/space-flight/did-bad-memory-chips-down-russias-mars-probe... KEEP READING

Posted on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 in Related News | Tags: , , , Comments Off on Did Bad Memory Chips Down Russia’s Mars Probe?


Resisting Radiation

Article on radiation effects published Fall of 2009 in Vanderbilt’s Engineering Magazine. Resisting Radiation As electronics advance, so do radiation effects and reliability research. By JoAnne Lamphere Beckham, BA’62 How do you design a sunscreen for a computer chip? For that matter, why would you need to? Lloyd Massengill, professor of electrical engineering and computer...... KEEP READING

Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 in News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , Comments Off on Resisting Radiation