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ZERO-G and UF Collaborate to Advance Deep-Space Missions

“G-FORCE ONE is the perfect test bed for space-bound technology and is one of the last steps before sending experiments into orbit,” said Terese Brewster, CEO of ZERO-G. “The data collected from these universities and future groups who do research with us is vital for the future of space exploration.”

The below experiment was conducted by the UF group during the four research flights conducted between March 21-24, 2017:

Rocket Propellant Thermal Management System for Deep-Space Missions, University of Florida

UF Department of Mechanical Aerospace Engineering

Congratulations to Nikhil D. Londhe, a current MAE PhD student, on receiving the Walter D. Hodson award. The award is given to the lead author of the best paper written by a Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers member published by the STLE. In his award-winning paper, Nikhil and his co-authors (Dr. Nagaraj K. Arakere and Dr. Raphael T. Haftka) presented a modified set of data to be used when predicting the fatigue life of modern bearings.

Three undergraduate students selected as finalists for the 31st Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites Frank J. Redd Student Competition

Three undergraduate students from Associate Professor Riccardo Bevilacqua’s Aerospace Design 1 course have been selected as finalists for the 31st Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites Frank J. Redd Student Competition.

Students from John Schueller's EML 4930 Automotive Engineering class are now studying the "Automotive Electrical/Electronics" module.

This past Wednesday, they had presentations from UF graduate students who described how teams of UF undergraduate and graduate students engineered competition-winning vehicles. The presentations concentrated on the electrical, electronic, and computer systems to reinforce the concepts learned in the classroom.