Interview with Clarissa Casagrande

Our technical writer had the pleasure of interviewing Clarissa Casagrande, FSI’s Mechanical Engineering and Energy in Aeronautics Intern, at the end of her five-week internship. Here is what Clarissa had to say about her time at FSI. Anshare (Technical Writer, Interviewer): What motivated you to study mechanical engineering and energy in aeronautics? Clarissa Casagrande (Mechanical 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 …

Blue Origin Launch Marks UCF’s Fourth Flight into Space This Year

UCF research continues to fly into space at a pace that is keeping with the university’s reputation as a leader in space technology and planetary science. BY ROBERT WELLS | MAY 2, 2019 The successful flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket this morning from west Texas carried multiple research payloads, including one from the UCF. It Read More …