TBEx flight build

TBE during integration

The TBEx flight build is underway. Led by Nathanael England, the MXL team is building the two TBEx satellites and preparing them for final environmental testing. TBEx is scheduled to launch in mid 2018 as part of the STP-2 mission onboard a Falcon Heavy.

TBEX, the Tandem Beacon Experiment (TBEx), consists of a tandem pair Continue Reading »

Back online!

It’s been awhile, but we’re back online!  Our web site rebuild was delayed due to flight builds, eclipses, and summer travel!  Looking forward to posting again.  Be sure to stay updated on our Facebook Page as well!

The team checks out TBEx during testing.
The team checks out TBEx during testing. It worked!

100 Years of UMich Aero!

“One things that binds us all together is the love of aeronautics and space exploration. It is as true today as it was 100 years ago. The University of Michigan started the first collegiate aeronautics program in the United States in 1914. Since then, the Department has graduated more than 6,000 aeronautical and aerospace engineers. Continue Reading »


LIFTOFF of MCubed-2 aboard ULA’s Atlas 5 rocket!! The beautiful launch occurred precisely at 2:14:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The CubeSats are scheduled to deploy at 5:35, and we expect the first pass over Ann Arbor to occur at 6:50! Stay tuned for updates about the spacecraft’s status as we receive beacons.

Liftoff of the Atlas 5 rocket
Liftoff of the Atlas