Tiny Satellite Will Take Widest Ever Images of Earth’s and the Sun’s Magnetic Fields Colliding

Images captured by the probe, developed by BU engineers, could reveal new insights into radiation that impacts satellites, astronauts By Kat J. McAlpine A first-of-its-kind satellite, designed and built by Boston University engineers, on Monday morning hitched a ride aboard a NASA rocket launched from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. Over the next five […]

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To The Moon, to Learn About Disruption from the Sun

By Patrick L. Kennedy In 2023, a device developed at ENG will ride a rocket into space and land on the moon, where it will snap the first-ever X-ray images of solar wind slamming into the Earth’s magnetosphere. The experiment just might help prevent a civilization-crippling communications blackout someday. The Lunar Environment heliospheric X-ray Imager […]

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ECE PhD Student Receives Prestigious NASA Fellowship

Nithin Sivadas Earns NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship By Shereen Abubakr (QST ’18) In 2017, PhD Student Nithin Sivadas (ECE ‘19) was awarded the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship in recognition of contributions to the field of Heliophysics. Sivadas feels extremely humbled to have been awarded the fellowship, “this means that NASA’s Heliophysics […]

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