Topic: Satellite

Wildfires subside, but support continues

Oct. 12, 2011
Bastrop residents line the edge of Highway 21 and watch a large wildfire flare up in Bastrop State Park Sept. 6 in Bastrop,

Students and faculty led the university's response to Bastrop's September wildfires, and an Oct. 17 benefit concert carries on the spirit of giving.

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Engineering Students to Launch Hand-Built Satellite

Nov. 17, 2010

Two satellites designed and constructed by students at The University of Texas at Austin will be launched on Nov. 19 on the first student-developed mission in which satellites will orbit and communicate with each other in real-time.

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Engineers Find New "Lake," Prompting Emergency Floodwater Release from Falcon Dam

July 19, 2010

The Center for Space Research at The University of Texas at Austin has discovered that a 200-square-mile lake has formed in the Rio Grande Basin of northern Mexico, threatening residents of Starr County and others in the Rio Grande Valley.

Gordon Wells, a research engineer with the center, has been closely monitoring the engineering research center's satellite imagery to anticipate regional flooding. On July 9 he discovered the new "lake," about the same size as the Rio Grande River mainstream reservoir and fishing paradise, Falcon International Reservoir.

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