News Releases

January 31, 2011
CONTACT: Amy Hartley, GI information officer, 907-474-5823, amy.hartley@gi.alaska.eduFairbanks, Alaska— Three 40-pound unmanned aircraft from Poker Flat Research Range will support Alaska Shield — a statewide exercise on April 26 through May 2, 2010 — that will test Alaska’s ability to respond to a major disaster. Although the aircrafts’ specific mission will remain unknown until the exercise...
January 31, 2011
CONTACT: Amy Hartley, Geophysical Institute information officer, 907-474-5823, amy.hartley@gi.alaska.eduFairbanks, Alaska—The United States Navy has awarded the University of Alaska Fairbanks up to $47 million to test and evaluate payloads aboard small, unmanned aircraft.The UA Unmanned Aircraft Program, part of the UAF Geophysical Institute, will lead the research. The program will test unmanned...
January 31, 2011
CONTACT: Ned Rozell, GI information officer, 907-474-7468, nrozell@gi.alaska.eduFairbanks, Alaska—Scientists at Poker Flat Research Range north of Fairbanks are preparing to launch two NASA sounding rockets for two experiments. The launch window for both experiments opens on Jan. 26 and extends until Feb. 15.In the experiment set to launch on Jan. 26, if winds are favorable, researchers from the...
January 31, 2011
By Brian KeenanUAF Geophysical Institute Outreach OfficeFairbanks, Alaska — The days of watching a space shuttle launch into the Florida sky may be numbered, but thanks to funding from the Alaska Space Grant Program, a fortunate few education professionals from Alaska have at least been able to witness the end of the era firsthand.The teachers, counselors and professionals have received more than...