West Virginia is now on its way toward launching the state’s second small satellite.
A team from
West Virginia University and the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium
is poised to turn that achievement into a massive boost for the aerospace industry
statewide by taking the first steps toward opening the West Virginia Small Satellite
Center of Excellence.
Scientists at West Virginia University have developed a way for extraplanetary rovers to use nonvisual information to maneuver over treacherous terrain. This research aims to prevent losses like that of the Martian exploration rover Spirit, which ceased communications after its wheels became trapped in invisibly shifting sands in 2010.
Through drive and dedication, a West Virginia University student took a summer internship goal and transformed a production line—benefitting healthcare providers and the general public during the global pandemic.