Recent News

Making the Most of Space in Space

Date Published: 
June 26, 2017

Future space missions will reach greater distances and span longer durations. Design of spacecraft and habitats to better accommodate habitability functions will be more important than ever. To achieve this, mission planners and spacecraft designers now need tools to help them better define habitable volume and identify mission and programmatic risks. Volume directly drives mass and cost, so well-informed estimates early in the design process are key.

$7.7 million USDOT Center CAMMSE Underway

Date Published: 
June 19, 2017

Established in December 2016, the Center for Advanced Multimodal Mobility Solutions and Education (CAMMSE) is now up and running with numerous projects underway. UNC Charlotte is the lead in the multi-institutional initiative, which is funded by a $7.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

EPIC Starts Affiliates Program

Date Published: 
June 12, 2017

To more directly engage energy engineering companies with its people and programs, the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC Charlotte has established a new affiliates program.

The EPIC Affiliates Program offers several options for levels of involvement, based on the requirements of participants. The program currently has 10 members, spanning all levels of involvement.

49er Rocket Team has Soaring Finish at NASA Competition

Date Published: 
May 30, 2017

The Lee College of Engineering Rocketry Team placed fifth out of 50 schools at the 2017 NASA Student Launch competition. The event took place at the Marshall Space Flight Space Center in Huntsville, Alabama, during the week of April 5-9, with the competition flight on April 8.