Mizzou Engineering teams up with CAFNR to secure state’s first autonomous tractor
After more than a year of waiting, researchers at the University of Missouri welcome the arrival of one of the nation’s first-of-its-kind electric, autonomous tractors.
Mizzou Engineer using machine learning to solve space debris problem
Companies are launching satellites into orbit at a dizzying pace with no plans to clean them up once they’ve completed their missions. That means dead satellites are floating in space with no one controlling them, leaving them vulnerable to collisions. “Space is becoming more and more crowded,” said Ming Xin, professor of mechanical and aerospace…
Mizzou Engineer proposes new guidance law for landing on Mars
Landing a spacecraft on Mars isn’t an easy feat. According to NASA, only about 40 percent of all Mars missions have succeeded, because it requires a vehicle to go from 12,500 miles per hour to zero in a short amount of time while adjusting for heat, pressure and other constraints. Now, a Mizzou Engineer is proposing a new landing strategy that could be more efficient and effective than current methods.
What’s the best way to land on Mars? Mizzou Engineering researcher compares top strategies
A Mizzou Engineer has compared five popular planetary landing laws, determining that at the moment, there is no one-size-fits-all approach.