The first University of Alaska Fairbanks student-designed and -built small research satellite, or CubeSat, will fly on the NASA National Reconnaissance Office’s Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment, or GRACE, scheduled to launch on Oct. 8, 2015, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. GRACE is an auxiliary payload to the NRO’s L-55 mission.
Registration is open for the Alaska Invasive Species Workshop Oct. 27-29 in Juneau. The annual workshop will highlight invasive species management and science in Southeast Alaska and emerging issues statewide. It will take place at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 West Willoughby Ave., in downtown Juneau.
The UAF Community and Technical College aviation program hosted the state certification tests for Fairbanks International Airport fire rescue personnel on Sept. 19.
While winning a world record with his energy-efficient home has attracted attention, Tom Marsik never thought someone from the White House would stop by for a tour.
A new agreement between the United States and Japan gives international researchers unrestricted access to a type of radar imagery data archived at the Alaska Satellite Facility, part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. The data come from a phased array type L-band synthetic aperture radar carried on the Japanese Aerospace Agency’s ALOS-1 satellite, which operated from 2006 to 2011.
Alaskans can plan better for earthquakes following installation of almost 90 new high-grade seismic instruments capable of measuring minute vibrations, according to hazard analysts and scientists.
University of Alaska Fairbanks Chancellor Mike Powers will give the annual state of the university address Thursday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. in the Davis Concert Hall.
To see how burning up the Earth’s available fossil fuels might affect the Antarctic ice sheet, scientists turned to a computer program developed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute. The ice would disappear, they found, and that conclusion is making headlines across the world.