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NASA Sounding Rocket Launches into Alaskan Aurora

By Goddard Digital Team

A sounding rocket launched from Poker Flat Research Range in Fairbanks, Alaska, Nov. 8, 2023, carrying NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s DISSIPATION mission. The rocket ...

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Two launches to mark start of Poker Flat rocket range season

By Rod Boyce

Testing a theory about cleaning up after a nuclear detonation in space and learning more about winds at the edge of Earth’s atmosphere are ...

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Poker launches scheduled

How do you keep a National Aeronautics and Space Administration sounding rocket warm once it’s in launch position during the snow and ...

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UAF scientist to aid NASA’s space weather forecasting

By Rod Boyce

A University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist will have a role in a new NASA center that aims to greatly improve space weather forecasting and preparedness ...

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Foundations in Data Analysis for Undergraduate STEM Students

By Michael W. Liemohn

A critical component of undergraduate STEM education is understanding sets of numbers and how to process, plot, and compare them. However, most programs only scratch ...

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GASC conference will return in 2024

September 15, 2023 Organizers of this year’s inaugural and highly successful Global Autonomous Systems Conference have announced that the conference will return next year, bringing attendees ...

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ACUASI completes first drone flight from Nenana to Fairbanks International Airport

By Rod Boyce

Alaska’s leading public uncrewed aircraft program made another significant advance Friday when a drone flew from the Nenana airport and landed at Fairbanks International ...

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NASA awards Alaska Satellite Facility five-year, $70 million contract

By Rod Boyce

The Alaska Satellite Facility at the University of Alaska Fairbanks will continue to operate NASA’s Distributed Active Archive Center for synthetic aperture radar under ...

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‘Airborne object’ response builds on UAF, military partnership

By Rod Boyce

Robert McCoy, director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, was driving to themovie theater in Fairbanks on a Saturday in mid-February when his ...

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UAF researchers aiding NASA in developing Venus seismometer

By Rod Boyce

Earth has earthquakes, Venus has venusquakes. Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, working with NASA, are helping create a Venusian seismometer that ...

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FAA grants wide authority to UAF unmanned aircraft center

By Rod Boyce

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted a regulatory waiver to the University of Alaska Fairbanks unmanned aircraft systems test site.  The agency’s decision ...

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UAF research contributes to progress on fusion energy

By Rod Boyce

Fairbanks and nuclear fusion research usually aren’t mentioned in the same sentence. But they could be. Plasma physicist David Newman at the University of ...

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NASA and HAARP conclude asteroid experiment

By Rod Boyce

A powerful transmitter in remote Alaska sent long wavelength radio signals into space Tuesday with the purpose of bouncing them off an asteroid to learn ...