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.
The US Department of Defense has awarded Jeff Katalenich the prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship.
Dr. King is honored to be a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Recipients of this award are selected by the White House after being nominated by the top U.S. research agencies.