Space Science

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  • satelites in space
    - Space Quartet
    Ten years ago, UNH physics professor Roy Torbert knew that when the university’s Space Science Center (SSC) was awarded a very large role in NASA’s ambitious, four-spacecraft... Read More
  • Firebird 3 in space
    - A Radiation Belt Twofer
    This illustration shows the FIREBIRD-II CubeSats in low-Earth orbit and the Van Allen Probes further out in the heart of the radiation belt region. (Background illustration... Read More
  • Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the moon
    - Luna Tunes
    Artist's rendition of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at the moon. The CRaTER telescope is seen pointing out at the bottom right center of the LRO spacecraft. Illustration by... Read More
  • satellite orbiting earth
    - Dazzling Discoveries
    The Van Allen Probes elliptical orbits will range in altitude from 373 to 23,000 miles. Artist's rendering courtesy of Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory One year after... Read More
  • students participating in project smart
    - Smart Students Study Cutting-edge Science with Project Smart
    In the crowded atrium of Morse Hall, large posters mounted on easels described cutting-edge science ranging from genetically engineered plants to 3-D bio-printing to an ultra-low... Read More
  • simulated satellites
    - Heavenly Science: Student Balloons Video Earth Below, Space Above
    On Thursday, July 17, 2013, high school students and their University of New Hampshire Project SMART mentors successfully flew twin weather balloons that carried miniaturized... Read More
  • lunacats at kennedy space center
    - LunaCats Rocket to Third Place in NASA Competition
    The 2013 UNH LunaCats team at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. L-R: Front row: James Clifford, Jonathan Shepard, Anthony Edmonds, Caleigh MacPherson, Jonathan Wilson; back row... Read More
  • Josh Chabot '13 and his adviser, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering May-Win Thein
    - From Manchester to the Moon
    Josh Chabot '13 and his adviser, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering May-Win Thein, pose with the fruit of three years' labor: a tabletop NASA satellite simulator that... Read More
  • interstellar gas clouds around the solar system
    - IBEX: The Little Satellite That Could
    This image shows the nearest interstellar gas clouds around the solar system, including the Local Interstellar Cloud (LIC) and G Cloud, along with positions of neighboring stars... Read More
  • solar orbiter satellite
    - In the Hot Seat
    The Solar Orbiter mission, with a UNH instrument on board, will use a series of gravitational slingshots around Venus to get closer to the sun than ever before. Read More