Recently Accepted Manuscript to the Astronomical Journal.

Dr. Charles Schambeau and co-authors, Yanga Fernandez, Nalin Samarasinha, Laura Woodney, Arunav Kundu’s manuscript, “Analysis of HST WFPC2 Observations of Centaur 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 while in Outburst to Place Constraints on the Nucleus’ Rotation State,” has been recently accepted to the Astronomical Journal. A preprint version of the article has been uploaded and accepted on arXiv Read More …

UCF’s James Webb Space Telescope proposal led by FSI’s postdoctoral researcher, Estela Fernández-Valenzuela, was accepted!

UCF’s proposal to “become a resource for researchers in Florida, Puerto Rico and Latin America seeking an opportunity to use the new James Webb Space Telescope to be launched by NASA,” led by FSI’s postdoctoral researcher, Estela Fernández-Valenzuela, was accepted by the Space Telescope Sciences Institute (STScI). FSI scientist, Noemi Pinilla-Alonso, and physics graduate student, Read More …

Interview with Hadarou Sare: PhD student in Aerospace, Astronautical, and Aeronautical Engineering at University at Buffalo.

After his seminar presentation on “Space Objects Detection Satellite” at FSI, we asked Hadarou a few questions about his earliest motivation for pursuing space research and what he is working on now. Here is what he shared with us: Anshare (Technical Writer, Interviewer): Why did you decide to study planetary science? Hadarou (Interviewee): When I Read More …

Preliminary Design of a Cooling Loop for a Suborbital Payload Seminar

The Florida Space Institute (FSI) is sponsoring a seminar on Friday, September 13th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at FSI Partnership 1 building, Room 209. TOPIC: “Preliminary Design of a Cooling Loop for a Suborbital Payload” SPEAKER: Clarissa Casagrande BIO: Clarissa Casagrande is a MSc student in Mechanical Engineering Energy and Aeronautics at the University of Read More …

Space Objects Detection Satellite Seminar

The Florida Space Institute (FSI) is sponsoring a seminar on Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 11:00am at FSI Partnership 1 Building Room 209 TOPIC: “Space Objects Detection Satellite” SPEAKER : HADAROU SARE BIO Hadarou Sare has a Bachelor in Science and Technology, a Bachelor in Planetary Geology, a Master of Science in Geomatics. He is currently Read More …

International Simulations Project in Florida

Develop a collaborative HLA simulation in collaboration with teams from universities around the world. The idea for the Simulation Exploration Experience Project (SEE) – an elaborate international simulation project – was born at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida and implemented by NASA and the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO). The goal of the Read More …

NASA Robotic Mining Competition

Mike Conroy – Florida Space Institute, University of Central Florida NASA’s Robotic Mining Competition (RMC) challenges university teams to create robots able to excavate for critical resources in extreme environments. The event is streamed live as teams compete to harvest the target materials from below the surface simulant. In addition to excavation systems, teams must Read More …

From the Moon to Mars – What’s Next for Space Exploration

Wednesday, June 19, 2019  |  5:30 PM | WITI Orlando Join WITI Orlando for an insightful discussion about the future of space exploration. Central Florida has a critical role to play in the future of commercial space missions. Come hear about possibilities for setting up staging posts on the moon for observation and exploration, as well as Read More …

Brazil Science Days

Science Days – A Traveling Space Fair Mike Conroy, FSI, joined the Michaelis Foundation for Global Education to bring STEM/STEAM inspiration to Brazilian students and families. Events included the soft opening at the Sorocaba Engineering School, (FACENS), in Sorocaba, a visit to a local High School and a 2-day event in Rio de Janeiro. Eleven Read More …