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UCF GOLD Project Makes Critical Step on Path to Space

ORLANDO, April 07, 2015 – A contract award to SES Government Solutions puts UCF’s Global-Scale Observations of Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission on track to launch no earlier than Fall, 2017. The award, made by the University of Colorado, a partner in the project, will give the GOLD payload the ride it needs to geostationary …

Speaking at WITI

Dr. Esther Beltran, an associate scientist at the Florida Space Institute, was honored as guest speaker to talk about women’s role in technology at the  WITI Tampa Bay’s 5th Annual Geek Glam last October. WITI (Women In Technology International) is the premiere global organization empowering women in business and technology to achieve unimagined possibilities. It provides a forum for …

FSI Participates in the Discovery of a Ringed World

In the early morning hours of January 21, 2017, many professional and amateur astronomers were pointing their telescopes to a star in the constellation Boötes (The Herdsman) with the unwieldy name of URAT1 533-182543, a typical star that had not inspired any special interest up until that very moment. So what happened on that day …

UCF in Space Football Game

We’re proud to celebrate University of Central Florida’s history of supporting space exploration at the #UCFinSpace game!   https://www.facebook.com/ucfknights/videos/1436935516344450/

Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017

This past summer, for the first time since 1918, people in the United States were able to experience a total solar eclipse, crossing the mainland from coast to coast. No total solar eclipse had even touched the continental United States since 1979 and we will have to wait until April 2024 for the next one to happen in North America. On August …

Free Book Download

There’s still time to download a free book on Saturn and the Cassini mission. Download as an e-book here: http://ioppublishing.org/news/celebrate-the-end-of-saturn-mission-with-a-free-ebook-the-ringed-planet/ Promo ends 10/15/17.

Solar Eclipse Q&A Session

We are LIVE with our team of solar eclipse experts! Join in on the conversation by asking your questions about the eclipse below and they’ll answer. https://www.facebook.com/UCF/videos/10155669478474591/

UCF’s Dove Wins NASA Award for Space Research

May 2017: Adrienne Dove, a University of Central Florida assistant professor in the physics department, recently was awarded NASA’s Susan Mahan Niebur Early Career Award for her research on microgravity and dusty plasmas, collisions and planet formation. Her work is helping scientists who have been puzzled for decades understand some mechanisms of dust charging and …

UCF at NASA Robotic Mining Competition

May 2017: Congrats to the UCF Robotic Mining team and to Addie Dove for her role co-advising them at the 2017 NASA Robotic Mining Competition. The UCF team successfully mined the regolith, which is a significant accomplishment considering it is a rather young team in the competition. Typically it takes a school several years to …

Dr. Esther Beltran of FSI To Serve As Deputy Director And Scientist For New NASA SSERVI Award “REVEALS”

April 2017 A new NASA-SSERVI award has come to Florida Space Institute-University of Central Florida. The new node is called REVEALS (Radiation Effects on Volatiles and Exploration of Asteroids and Lunar Surfaces). Solar System Exploration Virtual Research Institute (SSERVI) is a NASA program dedicated to Exploration of Solar System, initiative out of NASA-Ames, California. For …

FSI Associate Scientist, Noemí Pinilla-Alonso, Guest Speaker At “The Hunt For Alien Habitable Planets” Symposium in San Juan, PR

March 2017: Website as translated to English: SYMPOSIUM: “THE HUNT FOR ALIEN HABITABLE PLANETS” SAN JUAN, PR Date: Friday, March 17 2017 – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Location: Anfieteatro # 4 General Studies Building On behalf of the Society of Physics Students and the Department of Physics of the University of Puerto Rico, Río …

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