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Engineering for Space Applications

NASA’s Artemis program is aiming for a human lunar landing by 2024. Statler College faculty are assisting this effort. Researchers are creating soft robots that will change shape or size in response to pressure, heat and light on the lunar surface. West Virginia Robotic Technology Center supports the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center mission of repairing orbiting satellites to extend the operational life. One NASA grant will improve rover operation on Mars; another award will study information transfer in deep space between a spacecraft and the ground station. More recently the CHIME telescope in British Columbia supported by WVU faculty helped detect 535 fast radio bursts. The FRBs help scientists understand the universe.

robots working on a space problem

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