Small Rocket Launch - Update by Dr. Mark Conde
I am pleased to announce that we launched Jeff Rothman's small rocket from Poker yesterday evening. There were a couple of anomalies that we're still investigating, but overall the flight was a great success. The launch was supported by three of the department's graduate students: Carl Andersen, Manbharat Singh-Dhadly, and Jason Arhns. I have attached a nice zoom of the rocket in flight. Here is a link to some more shots, plus a high-speed video of the launch (sorry it's sideways!)
For anyone who is interested, here is a (recently updated) gallery with some nice aurora shots taken while we were out at Poker waiting for one of the two missions to launch:
http://zubenelgenubi.smugmug.com/SpacePhysics/GREECEAurora The GREECE mission has not yet launched, and they've now closed their first window. Launch operations for that mission will resume after full moon, in another ten days or so. - Mark
Undergraduates make the cover of CNSM
Stan Edwin, recent Applied Physics graduate and Haley Nelson, Physics undergraduate made their way to the cover of the college's newsletter.
CHRISTINA CHU - PhD Space Physics Candidate
The Physics Department-CNSM and the Space Group-Geophysical Institute is proud to announce that Christina Chu has been selected for the NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship Award.
Christina Chu, a graduate student working with Prof. Hui Zhang in the Physics Department & Geophysical Institute, has been selected to receive a fellowship, through the NASA Harriett G. Jenkins Graduate Fellowship Program. This award is funded for one year, and is eligible for renewal twice. Christina will be working at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for 10 weeks during Summer 2014.
Next time you see her, give her a warm congratulations.