Michigan Tech University was chosen as the winning school in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s University Nanosatellite flight competition review. The MTU vehicle is called Oculus-ASR. The spacecraft is 70 kg and about half the size of a refrigerator. The spacecraft’s mission will improve techniques that the Department of Defense currently uses to keep track of all objects in space.
Michigan Tech student Jacob LaSarge is the recipient of the Air Force Cadet Award. This prestigious award is granted by the chief scientist of the Air Force and is given annually to one student in the Air Force ROTC program.
Michigan Tech wins funding for aerospace research on campus through the Michigan/Air Force Center of Excellence in Electronic Propulsion (MACEEP) program.