NASA Announces Education Research Program Award Recipients
NASA has awarded $16.8 million to colleges and universities nationwide to conduct research and technology development in areas of importance to the agency’s mission. The selections, 24 in total including the University of Hawaii, are part of NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). The program is designed to assist states in establishing an academic research enterprise directed toward a long-term, self-sustaining and competitive capability that will contribute to the states’ economic viability and development. EPSCoR assists in developing partnerships between NASA research assets, academic institutions, and industry. The winning Hawaii 2010 EPSCoR award for “Development of an Open-Architecture Mission Operations System to Support Multiple Small Spacecraft Missions” is led by Principal Investigator, Luke Flynn (Hawaii Space Grant Director and Hawaii Space Flight Lab Director), and Co-Investigator/Science, Trevor Sorensen (Hawaii Space Flight Lab spacecraft project manager and operations lead). [pdf of project summary].