UCSD Aerospace Engineering Program
2008-09 Events and Highlights
- Spring 2009 - MAE 155B Rocket Launch
- AIAA Microgravity Project
- Fall 2008 - MAE 2 "Near Space" Balloon Satellite Project -
This year the MAE 2 course added a "near-space" project for the AE students. The students designed and built
payload boxes placed on a weather balloon and launched into near space (85,000 feet). Experiments include
evaluation of solar cell efficiency at altitude, pictures, and the survival of astronauts (cockroaches)
to cold, vacuum, and radiation. This was a tremendous success for the students. View
Project Picture Book.
Congratulations 2009 Graduating AE Seniors!
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