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Michigan Engineering is located on its North Campus housing 23 buildings, with new state-of-the-art facilities, and numerous top-ten degree programs.

The Tethers in Space 2016 conference will take place at the University of Michigan on May 24 – 26, 2016. All conference presentations will be held at the Palmer Commons Conference Center on Michigan’s Central Campus (100 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109). Our conference dinner, Tuesday (May 24), will be a fun “walking dinner” and held nearby at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (220 E. Ann St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104). We are also working to arrange a few lab tours at our North Campus College of Engineering area on Thursday afternoon after the conference meetings end.

 

The University of Michigan was founded in Detroit in 1817 and moved to the city of Ann Arbor in 1837. Following the first manned flight by the Wright brothers in 1903, the University of Michigan was the first college to provide an aeronautics program to students in 1914. Space exploration activities began at the University of Michigan in 1946 when William G. Dow established the Space Physics Research Laboratory within the U-M Department of Electrical Engineering starting a nearly 70 year continuous heritage of space science and technology research and development leading to space flight. Today, space driven research can be found in numerous engineering and science departments across the campus. Of special note is the Climate and Space Sciences Department and the Aerospace Engineering Department.

 

Michigan contributed to NASA’s TSS-1, TSS-1R, and ProSEDS space tether missions. Today, Michigan, with the support of Penn State, students and faculty are developing the Miniature Tether Electrodynamics Experiment (MiTEE) CubeSat spacecraft targeted for flight in mid to late 2017.

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SPACE TETHERS IN THE NEWS

May 9th, 2016, 11:30PM EDT

Final Paper Deadline

 

May 18th, 2016, 11:30PM EDT

Late Registration Cut-off

 

May 24th-26th, 2016

Conference Dates

 

July 15th, 2016

Acta Astronautica Paper Submission

 

November 30th, 2016

Acta Astronautica Paper Acceptance

 

February 27th, 2017

Acta Astronautica Paper Publication

IMPORTANT DATES

DIRECTIONS TO PALMER COMMONS FROM THE INN AT THE MICHIGAN LEAGUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head east on N. University Ave Toward Fletcher St. (102 ft.)

 

 

Turn left onto Fletcher St. (0.1mi.)

 

 

Turn right at E. Washington St. (420 ft.)

 

 

Turn right onto E Huron St. (0.1 mi.)

 

 

Continue onto Washtenaw Ave.- Destination will be on the right (197 ft.)

 

Inn at the Michigan League

Palmer Commons

DIRECTIONS TO PALMER COMMONS FROM THE BELL TOWER HOTEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head north on S. Thayer St. (118 ft.)

 

 

Turn right toward E. Washington St. (322 ft.)

 

 

Turn left toward E. Washington St. (338 ft.)

 

 

Turn right onto E. Washington St. (0.1 mi,)

 

 

Turn right onto E. Huron St. (0.1 mi)

 

 

Continue onto Washtenaw Ave. Destination will be on the right (197 ft.)

 

the BELL TOWER HOTEL

Palmer Commons

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