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Watch the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JILQ2qe-cjI
Zachary Luppen (M.S., 2021) hosted the webcast of Falcon 9’s launch of SpaceX’s 27th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-27) mission to the International Space Station on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Liftoff occurred from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
This is the seventh flight of the first stage booster supporting this mission, which previously launched Hispasat Amazonas Nexus, SES-22, ispace’s HAKUTO-R Mission 1, and three Starlink missions. Following stage separation, Falcon 9 will land on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship in the Atlantic Ocean.
CRS-27 is the third flight for this Dragon spacecraft, which previously flew CRS-22 and CRS-24 to the space station. After an approximate 35-hour flight, Dragon will dock with the International Space Station at 4:52 a.m. PT (6:52 a.m. CT) on Thursday, March 16.
Congratulations to Ph.D. student Patrick Moosbrugger, recipient of the 2016 Kapsch Award for the best Masters thesis from the University of Applied Sciences, Technikum Wien! The Kapsch Award is given for the combination of the innovations and contributions of the MS thesis, outstanding academic performance of the student in coursework, and completing the MS degree exam with honors. Patrick was one of seven awardees across 18 MS degree programs. His MS thesis advances system health management for both safety and security requirements using R2U2.
The story is covered in several places:
- From the Austrian Press Agency (only German):
- From the sponsor KAPSCH (pdf or webpage in English):
- Additional pictures are here:
ISU Aerospace Engineering Alumni and Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg visited the department and met with many of the students and faculty.
He was joined by fellow ISU Aerospace Engineering Alumni and former CEO of Lockheed Martin Vance Coffman for a fascinating panel: “Perspectives on Aerospace Leadership.” More information, including the video, is available here.
Patrick Moosbrugger received the “Würdigungspreis” of the Federal Ministry of Science Research and Economy for his master thesis entitled “A Real-time, On-board System Health Management Unit for Unmanned Aerial Systems”. The thesis, done in cooperation with NASA Ames Research Center deals with runtime monitoring and diagnosis for unmanned aerial systems. The thesis is also related to Patricks work in the Josef Ressel Center for Verification of Embedded Computing Systems at TU Vien.
More information about this award is available in German here (https://www.technikum-wien.at/newsroom/news/wuerdigungspreis-fuer-patrick-moosbrugger) and here (http://wissenschaft.bmwfw.gv.at/index.php?id=3791).