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Charles Kelly Receives A&A Excellence in Research Award

06.11.21

In recognition of his doctoral work on plasma aerocapture, Charlie has been selected for the William E. Boeing Aeronautics & Astronautics Excellence in Research Award. Congrats Charlie!

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Sungyoung Ha Defends MS Thesis

06.03.21

Congratulations to Sungyoung for successfully defending his Master's thesis titled, "Erosion and Performance Scaling of Electrodeless Plasma Thrusters with a Magnetic Nozzle." Best of luck! 

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Anna Selected for Naval Research Lab Internship

04.26.21

Anna has been selected for a summer internship at the Naval Research laboratory. She will be working with Dr. Michael McDonald in the Naval Center for Space Technology.

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Prof. Little Selected for MIPSE Early Career Lecture

03.31.21

Prof. Little gave an invited talk titled "Mode Transitions in Low-Temperature Aerospace Plasmas" at the Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering (MIPSE). 

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Wesley Jackson Defends MS Thesis

03.15.21

Congratulations to Wes for successfully defending his Master's thesis titled, "Decelerating Dust Grains Using Pulsed Plasma Thrusters." Best of luck in your future endeavors! 

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Charles Kelly Presents Paper on Plasma Aerocapture

03.06.21

Charlie presented our paper titled "Performance and Design Scaling of Magnetoshells for
Outer Planet Drag-Modulated Plasma Aerocapture" at the 2021 IEEE Aerospace Conference.

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New Journal Paper on Plasma Aerocapture

11.19.20

Our paper titled "Neutral flow interaction with a magnetic dipole plasma. II. Global model" has been published in the journal Physics of Plasmas. Read more on our publications page.

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New Journal Paper on Plasma Aerocapture

11.19.20

Our paper titled "Neutral flow interaction with a magnetic dipole plasma. I. Theory and scaling" has been published in the journal Physics of Plasmas. Read more on our publications page.

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New Review Paper on Inductive Pulsed Plasma Thrusters

07.24.20

Prof. Little and Curtis Promislow are co-authors on new paper titled "State-of-the-Art and Advancement Paths for Inductive Pulsed Plasma Thrusters," published in the journal Aerospace. 

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Curtis Promislow Selected for NASA Internship

03.12.20

Curtis has been selected for a summer internship at NASA George C. Marshall Spaceflight Center. He will be working with Dr. Adam Martin in the Propulsion Research and Development Laboratory.

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New Journal Paper on Water Propellant Thrusters

02.12.20

Our paper titled "Scaling laws for electrodeless plasma propulsion with water vapor propellant" has been published in the journal Plasma Sources Science and Technology. Read more on our publications page.

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Prof. Little Awarded YIP by AFOSR

12.20.19

Prof. Little has been selected for an AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) award to develop methods to rapidly optimize electric thrusters using new breakthroughs in data science.

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New Journal Paper on Magnetic Nozzle Plasma Flows

10.02.19

Our paper titled "Electron Demagnetization in Magnetically Expanding Plasmas" has been published in the journal Physical Review Letters. Read more on our publications page.

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SPACE Lab at the 2019 IEPC in Vienna

09.20.19

The SPACE Lab presented four papers this week at the 36th International Electric Propulsion Conference in Vienna, Austria. Read more on our publications page.

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Diego Mejia Montano Defends MS Thesis 

06.07.19

Congratulations to Diego for successfully defending his Master's thesis titled, "Characterization of an Exploding Micron-wire Pulsed Plasma Thruster." Best of luck in your future endeavors!

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Nadiah Jenkins Defends MS Thesis

06.05.19

Congratulations to Nadiah for successfully defending her Master's thesis titled, "Breathing Mode Effects on Hall Thruster Plasma Parameters and Power Loss." Best of luck at Aerojet Rocketdyne!

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SPACE Lab Selected for NASA Grant 

04.23.19

The SPACE Lab has been selected for a NASA Dual Use Technology Development award to work with MSFC to develop "A High Repetition-Rate, Scalable, Pulsed PPU for Electric Propulsion Applications."

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Charles Kelly Helps Launch A&A CubeSat Team 

02.11.19

Charlie has co-founded the A&A CubeSat team with the goal of launching a new CubeSat every two years. Sponsors include the A&A Department, College of Engineering, and Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation.

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SPACE Lab Members Recognized for STEM Outreach

11.06.18

Anna and Nadiah have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the UW Women in Aerospace (WoA) club. 

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Charles Kelly Awarded NASA Fellowship

09.29.18

Charlie has been selected for the prestigious NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship for research on "Revolutionizing Orbit Insertion with Magnetoshell Aerocapture."

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Curtis Promislow Selected for NASA Internship

03.12.18

Curtis has been selected for a summer internship at NASA George C. Marshall Spaceflight Center. He will be working with Dr. Kurt Polzin in the Propulsion Research and Development Laboratory.

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Charles Kelly Wins IEPC Paper Competition

11.14.17

Charlie co-authored winning paper for the "Future of Electric Propulsion: Young Visionary Paper Competition" at the 2017 International Electric Propulsion Conference.

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Anna Sheppard Awarded NSF Fellowship

04.06.16

Anna has been selected for the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.