COSMIAC Hopes to Expand Space Tech Talent Pipeline

BY KEVIN ROBINSON-AVILA / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER

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August 31st, 2020 – The awards will finance basic research on new space communications technology, upgrades to the nation’s Global Positioning System, and impacts of radiation on satellites and other spacecraft to make defense-related space operations – and, in turn, civilian and commercial systems – far more robust and resilient.

Apart from technology development, the research will offer hands-on experience for UNM students, potentially helping to build a new pipeline of talent for government-run space programs, and for New Mexico’s emerging commercial space industry, said Andrea Loper, a business manager with AFRL’s Space Vehicles Directorate at Kirtland Air Force Base.

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