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MISSION

Serve as an interdisciplinary, cross-functional research center focused on the enhancement of the safety, reliability and mission assurance of spaceflight - from the materials, vehicle and systems perspectives

Establish partnerships with government and commercial spaceflight organizations to identify knowledge gaps, support technical interchange of research advancements and share experiences from lessons-learned

Educate the next generation of competent, diverse, and enthusiastic space scientists and engineers through advanced research and collaboration.

PRESS

PRESS

Former NASA astronaut John “Danny” Olivas, Ph.D., has landed at The University of Texas at El Paso as director of space initiatives. He will also lead the newly established Center for the Advancement of Space Safety and Mission Assurance Research (CASSMAR).


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RESEARCH

RESEARCH

  • Materials performance in extreme environments:
    • Atmospheric re-entry
    • High pressure gaseous media
  • Hazardous, energetic fluid systems and propellants
  • Forensic characterization of spacecraft material degradation mechanisms

 


FACILITIES

FACILITIES

  • Micro-to-nanostructure length scale materials characterization and synthesis
  • Environmental exposure, conditioning and test capabilities
  • World-class 3D additive manufacturing materials fabrication facility (Keck)

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Collaborators

 

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Contact us


Darren Cone, Executive Director

The University of Texas at El Paso

500 W. University Ave, El Paso Texas 79968

Email: cassmar@utep.edu     Tel: (915) 747-5785

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