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Astronautical Engineering

Capitol Tech Honors Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2021
September 15th through October 15th of 2021 brings us this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate those with Spanish, Mexican, Caribbean, Central American, and South American heritage. In honor of the holiday, this edition of the Capitology blog will highlight a few individuals with Hispanic heritage that have made invaluable advancements to STEM fields.

Women in the Space Industry

July 20, 2020
Women make up 24% of the aerospace and defense industry. Though in the minority, they have made great strides in recent years with their contributions to the space industry.

Capitol Tech’s Fusion Lab prepares students for cutting-edge STEM careers through hands-on, interdisciplinary technology projects

June 8, 2020
Dr. Alex 'Sandy' Antunes, in addition to teaching courses in the Bachelor of Science in Astronautical Engineering program, runs the Fusion Lab, which is Capitol Tech's makerspace and focuses on preparing students for STEM careers through hands-on, interdisciplinary technology projects.

Advanced technology to remove space debris from orbit

June 1, 2020
According to NASA, there are more than 500,000 pieces of debris orbiting the earth. Several organizations are working on advanced technology to remove space debris from orbit to reduce risk of damage to functioning equipment.

Alumni spotlight: Marcel Mabson

June 3, 2019
Marcel knew he wanted to work for NASA since he was seven years old. Today, as a software test engineer at the Hammers Company, that dream has come true.

Want to launch a satellite into orbit? Fly it on a high-altitude balloon first!

January 14, 2019
Capitol student teams working on satellite launch projects many times start with a high-altitude balloon launch. Learn more about the process of how Capitol student teams launch satellites into orbit.

Reviving the Dream of Space Exploration: The Private Space Industry

November 5, 2018
Dr. Alex “Sandy” Antunes of Capitol Technology University shares insights on space exploration and the emergence of the private space industry and how it’s impacting the astronautical engineering job market.

Hazards of Space: How Satellite Missions Can Go Wrong

September 25, 2018
Orbiting thousands of miles above earth satellites can run into problems. Here are some common factors which explain how satellite missions can go wrong.

Aging International Space Station (ISS) still a beacon of global co-operation

August 23, 2018
As the International Space Station (ISS), a beacon of global co-operation, nears the end of its mission, now might be the perfect time for an ISS sighting. Find out how you can catch a glimpse of the sky’s third brightest object.

Astronautical Engineering Course Spotlight – Ground Systems Engineering

July 31, 2018
Astronautical engineering bachelor’s students at Capitol Technology University, learn the basics of ground systems engineering and apply it to real-life inspired scenarios in Capitol’s Space Flight Operations Training Center.