The UND Observatory primarily supports broadband photometric research projects for asteroids and variable stars, as well as stellar visible-λ spectroscopic research.
UND Space Studies' student-led high-altitude balloon program routinely launches helium-filled latex balloons into the stratosphere.
UND Space Studies has supported several research projects to study the surface mineralogy of both near-Earth and mail-belt asteroids.
Resources must be located, extracted, and refined to produce and distribute the products needed for sustainment and growth. The development of such integrated production systems is the focus of this research area.
As aerospace professionals, we understand the importance of inspiring the next generation of explorers. Research on effective strategies in STEM education is paramount.
Students have an opportunity to study and research, as well as post their own views on, the role of government in space exploration and legal issues associated with private industry in space.
Many students are heavily involved in a variety of topics (planetary spacesuits, rovers, robotic systems, and planetary surface habitats) with this NASA-funded project.
For research funding opportunities, visit the ND Space Grant Consortium.