Hoeven Announces $50K NSF Grant for Aerospace Technology Development at UND

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $50,000 to researchers at the University of North Dakota (UND) to support the development of aerospace technology. UND’s researchers will prepare an orientation determination and control system for spacecraft, aircraft and other vehicles for commercial development and use, which will allow the crafts to take intelligent, corrective action after unanticipated events or hardware failures. The funds are made available through NSF’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program.

“Our state’s research institutions are drivers of innovation and economic growth,” Hoeven said. “Today’s award supports UND’s continued efforts to conduct cutting-edge research across the field of aerospace, developing technologies that make flying safer, whether it is within our atmosphere or out in space.”