Astronautical Engineering

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Scarlin Hernandez: Being a space engineer offers a chance to make history, inspire others

June 26, 2018
Scarlin Hernandez, a spacecraft engineer for NASA’s signature space mission the James Webb Space Telescope, talks about her journey to becoming a spacecraft engineer and inspiring others to achieve their dreams.
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Interview: Rishabh Maharaja

May 16, 2017
Project Hermes, a student-led endeavor that investigates command and control of satellites using the TCP-IP protocol, originated with an idea put forward by Capitol professor Rishabh Maharaja while teaching a class at the university.
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Capitol Students Participate in RockSat-X, Launch Debris-Capturing Experiment

September 16, 2016
An August 17 rocket launch from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility carried student experiments from eight US universities and community colleges – and Capitol Technology University was among them.
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