Overview of ARES Institute, Inc.
The Aerospace Research & Engineering Systems Institute, Inc. (ARES) is a not-for-profit corporation in the state of Florida. ARES is working to develop a series of innovative research programs involving academia, industry and government in order to protect and grow the aerospace workforce in the state. The primary purpose of the Institute is to engage students at all levels of their studies in exciting space-related projects and spur interest in math, science and aerospace careers.
A.R.E.S. Institute, Inc. is a registered IRS 501(c)3tax-exempt corporation. Click here for our IRS letter of tax status determination.
Introductory brochure (PDF)
ARES and FASTEP presentation (PDF)
Student Rocket Program factsheet
Launch Systems and Rocketry Education factsheet
The Guiding Vision
The fundamental philosophy behind the programs of the Institute is that there is no more effective way to make aerospace careers attractive to students than to engage them in hands-on endeavors and provide the experience and the excitement of accomplishing complex aerospace projects. This is one of the best ways to attract students to aerospace careers and is essential during a time when universities are turning out fewer and fewer engineering graduates and even fewer are taking up careers in the aerospace industry.
The vision of ARES has three primary components
Involve students from primary school through graduate studies in a comprehensive program of increasing skill and complexity involving rocket, payload and spacecraft design, fabrication and flight
Provide experiential knowledge to secondary and higher level students to supplement classroom learning
Provide knowledge and continuing education for aerospace professionals for job retraining and skills retention
In January 2004, U.S. President George Bush set the country’s space program on a new path to establish a permance manned presence on the Moon and prepare for exploration of the Solar System beyond. NASA and industry are currently working to bring the Vision for Space Exploration to reality. The objectives of the Vision will see the fleet of space shuttles retired in 2010, concurrent with the development of new launch vehicles called Ares 1 and Ares V. Ares 1 will transport astronauts to the space station and carry crews to the Moon. Ares V will be a heavy-lift launch vehicle comparable to the Apollo Saturn V and will lift the heavy cargo required for sending people to the Moon.
The new program will create exciting opportunities for future generations of engineers and scientists. The Vision also incorporates a vigorous initiative to explore the Solar System with unmanned spacecraft, and will create opportunities for planetary science, geology, astrophysics and other scientific disciplines.
Additionally, NASA has been charged by Congress to engage private industry, beyond just the major aerospace corporations, to fulfill the requirements for carrying out the Vision and for supporting the International Space Station after the space shuttle is retired.
To meet its future needs, NASA as well as industry will need to attract a new generation of engineers and scientists. Not only that, the transition from space shuttle to the Vision will necessitate strong workforce retrainng and retention initiatives.
Industry Faces Several Needs
Impact of “engineering brain drain” as older aerospace workers retire at a faster rate than they are replaced with younger people
Domestic industry strives to retain a competitive workforce in the face of international competition
The workforce of the future faces the prospect of being inadequately trained
Math and science need to be taught more effectively and with more focus
The Vision for Space Exploration will create opportunities for a new generation of scientists and engineers and necessitate retraining for those already in the workforce
So What Are Our Goals And Objectives?
To involve students from grade school through graduate studies in a comprehensive program of increasing skill and complexity involving rocket, payload and spacecraft design, fabrication and flight
To provide experiential knowledge to secondary and higher level students to supplement classroom learning
To provide supplementary knowledge and continuing education for persons in the workforce for job retraining and skills retention
To establish and maintain a comprehensive program of research and experimental aerospace related projects.
There Will Be Numerous Benefits
Aerospace workforce retention and retraining for future needs
Seeding the aerospace workforce of the future with critical skills
Creating a more attractive environment to attract new aerospace ventures to Florida
Maintaining, increasing and keeping relevant the skillset of the aerospace workforce in the state
Reducing the impact of “engineering brain drain” by providing a mechanism for experiential knowledge to be passed from the older generation to younger
Help make Florida more competitive in the aerospace and engineering related industries
Already scarce funds can be utilized more effectively and efficiently by pooling together the resources of multiple institutions, businesses and governments
By focusing on rocket, spacecraft and space engineering initiatives, the multidisciplinary nature of the work will benefit those in all math, science, and engineering related industries
While not a primary concern, the social benefits of mentoring and hands-on real-world achievement oriented projects are worthy of note.
FASTEP: Florida Aerospace, Science & Technology Education Program
FASTEP is a proposed comprehensive program consisting of 3 individual projects that span elementary through post-graduate level students…
Student Rocket Program
Student Rocket Program
The Student Rocket Program project involves primary, secondary and college students and begins with the design, construction and flight of model rockets. Further on, students will be involved in the creation of payloads to fly on actual sounding rockets on scientific missions. This project is being modeled after the successful Rockets For Schools programs that have taken place in the midwest for the past 6 years. First Rockets For Schools was in 1996 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Since then, schools in WI, IL, MI, IA have participated annually. Model rockets for younger students, secondary level students participate in building model rockets and a sounding rocket mission, university level students and professionals from industry create a payload for a sounding rocket and conduct the mission Industry and government collaboration is key Three main purposes: To stimulate interest in science, math and technology in students in grades 6 through 16 and make it more exciting Encourage students and the public in future aerospace pursuits Promote and teach cooperative learning, teamwork, leadership and problem-solving skills Model rocketry can be engaged with a minimal expenditure of money, a few hundred dollars per school. Other components of the Student Rocket Project would require grants, donations and government support .
LASRE: Launch Systems & Rocketry Education
Taking a systems engineering approach is vital for engineering, math and science students. Traditional curricula don’t provide enough exposure to full life-cycle development of aerospace products and only limited hands-on experience. This program will develop hands-on skills for engineering students and provide them with experience in all aspects of product development, from requirements definition to the actual test of an aerospace product. Program patterned after the successful CALVEIN (California Launch Vehicle Education Initiative) program at California State U. at Long Beach Provide students with hands-on experience designing, developing and testing a rocket propulsion system Involves university undergraduates and graduate students partnered with industry professionals Multi-year program: basics and beginning design work in the first year, development the next year followed by fabrication and testing Using CSULB’s CALVEIN as an example, total program cost for each iteration (each rocket system) should be less than $200,000 over the span of a few years, from a variety of public and private sources.
What is a microsatellite: small spacecraft weighing < 100lb. Typically used to demonstrate new technologies, techniques, or for communication or earth/space observation Purpose -to provide hands-on experience in a multidiscplinary team-oriented space-related project including mission operations Program brings together university upperclassmen and graduate students in multi-university teams Typical lifecycle would be approximately 3 years from requirements specification to completion of spacecraft fabrication and testing (i.e. ready to launch) This program could be engaged for between $50,000 and $75,000 per year, on average. Seminars and Conferences An annual conference will bring together participants throughout the state to share knowledge and experience. Activities would include presentations by various teams and individuals along with learning sessions to supplement the classroom and project experience. The sharing of knowledge among teams and individuals would broaden the individual’s learning experience. Additionally, participants with exceptional performance would be given an opportunity to gain formal recognition (i.e. achievement awards). Multidisciplinary Aspects The FASTEP program is multidisciplinary in nature. Knowledge and experience spans a broad range of skills. Math Science Space Civil engineering Mechanical engineering Aerodynamics Photography Communications Other skills Broad Scope of Partners FASTEP will bring together participants from academia, industry, and government The benefits from this include: Increasing the skill level of graduates entering the workforce and enhancing Florida’s economic competitiveness Increasing the number of engineering and aerospace graduates Students are more likely to work for an aerospace company in the state if they have worked with the company while still in school Small business in Florida find a source of skilled labor and capital which they might not otherwise have access to Industry and academia partners working with government can more effectively and efficiently engage in leading edge R & D projects in an environment of scarce funding Leveraging Existing Talent FASTEP is designed to leverage existing talent and knowledge of professionals in the aerospace industry by giving professionals the opportunity to work with students. Additionally, older students work with younger students and pass on their knowledge. Multitiered mentoring is an effective way to spread experiential knowledge, increases the likelihood for project success and promotes teamwork and leadership. Bringing It All Together FASTEP is composed of three connected phases. A student’s involvement in the Student Rocket Program will lead to taking part in LASRE which in turn will lead to participation in the microsatellite project. Key here is continuity in learning (from one phase to the next) and the comprehensive nature of the program. Of significant note is that, fully implemented, FASTEP projects would span the greater portion of an individual’s educational career, from approx. grade 6 through graduate studies. Funding and Budget Targets Approximate projected budget requirements: Student Rocket Program: $10,000/yr. at a ratio of 2:2:1 split between government, academia, and ARES, repsectively (4k:4k:2k) LASRE: $75,000/yr. at a ratio of 8:5:3 split between govt., academia, and ARES (45k:25k:15k) Microsatellite: $75,000/yr. at a ratio of 1:1:1 split between govt., academia and ARES (25k:25k:25k) The Aerospace Research and Engineering Systems Institute was formed with the purpose of creating hands-on space-related projects that bring together academia, industry and government participants. The objectives are to increase the skill level of engineering graduates, to increase the number of engineering graduates, and to increase the number of students entering the aerospace industry in Florida. Additionally, ARES seeks to reduce the impact of so-called “engineering brain drain”1 by providing means for the older generation of aerospace professionals to pass on their experience, knowledge and skills to the younger generation of students.
Help keep a Space Shuttle Orbiter on the Space Coast!
Click Here To Sign Our Online Petition To Keep An Orbiter In Florida
Christopher Columbus landed in the New World in 1492, the first of four voyages that started a societal evolution that created us. Where is the Nina? Where is the Pinta? What happened to the Santa Maria after it grounded on the beaches of Puerto Rico? Lost to history. Lost forever. What happened to them? Who knows.
The space shuttle will make its final voyage in 2011. Wiser now than 500 years ago, an effort is being made to find the three surviving Orbiters permanent retirement homes, where they will serve as inspiration to generations of children – and adults – who will marvel at the accomplishments of the United States in the same way WE marvel at the Saturn V rockets and flights to the Moon.
Where will the Orbiters spend their retirement years? In general, they will live in museums and institutions around the country on public display – real “flown in space” artifacts testifying to their accomplishments by their very presence, wherever they end up.
Discovery, the oldest Orbiter and the gallant ship that guided the United States out of two tragic, heartbreaking tragedies, will find a fitting home with the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. That has already been decided by virtue of the museum’s right of first refusal for aeronautic and space artifacts.
So where will the other Orbiter’s spend their quiet days? To answer that, NASA, a government agency, did what all entities of the United States government does – they put Atlantis and Endeavour up for bid. The base price is the cost to safe (i.e. “clean”) the orbiters and transport them to their final destination.
Of course, Houston, home to Mission Control and the Astronaut Corps, wants an Orbiter. As well, rumors of the Intrepid Air & Space Museum (New York City) as well as museum’s in California and the Midwest, have been mentioned as potential bidders. And yes, Florida too has a low-key effort supported by the highest levels of state government.
But isn’t it a given that the Space Coast, Brevard County and KSC will get to keep an Orbiter?
Again, the vehicles are being sold. NASA is concerned with mitigating the cost and effort to to “dispose” of the orbiters – as is proper considering the agency is funded by taxpayer dollars. Even institutions near KSC, home to the Orbiters, will have to bid and fight to keep an Orbiter here.
And yet, it IS obvious that we should get to keep on of the vehicles. One of OUR babies. They are, in a very real sense, OUR space shuttle orbiters. Born elsewhere, they live here. They do not just launch and (usually) land here, but here is where they live between flights in three hangars near the Vehicle Assembly Building and launch pads. Here is where they are processed with tender-loving care by their “teams” as though they are the children of those workers. Here is where they are prepared for missions of exploration and rested, recuperated and rebuilt after each history-making voyage.
And here is where two orbiters who sacrificed their lives, and those of 14 brave American hero astronauts, found their final, quiet and respectful resting places after their ultimate missions exploring, in essence, the meaning of humanity, reaching for goals and life and death.
They are OUR Orbiters. It is true it’s America’s space shuttle, and, in reality, the entire world has embraced “The Shuttle” as a child of human achievement. But they live here. We take care of them. We watch over them. We identify with them like nobody else on the face of Earth could ever comprehend. The Orbiters are our collective children, a part of us and a part of our identity.
So it should be a given that one of them would find a permanent home here. But it is not a given, as I explained. And so it is up to us, along with museums and our local and state governments to assert loudly that OUR Orbiter, one of them, must find retirement here, on the Space Coast in Brevard County.
The public needs to be heard – the “public” comprising thousands of shuttle workers and support personnel. We need to speak up and be heard. WE, ALL OF US, need to call out for one of OUR beloved Orbiters to come home to stay – one last and permanent time.
And so this website exists. Please contribute with your feedback and comments. And let’s build a united voice, louder than any others, and bring an Orbiters here forever, for everyone.
Save Space is a movement started by people on the Space Coast to raise the awareness of the nation, the President, and other elected officials: Space needs to be a priority for America.
As the clock ticks toward the end of the Space Shuttle program, as the President and his advisors review the Augustine Commission recommendations, as Florida’s economic engine falters. it is imperative that we make our voices heard by writing letters to the President: Save Our Space Program!
America’s leadership in space exploration is vital. As other countries make investments in space, inspire more youth to study engineering and science, and gain economic and security advantages, the United States falters. Less than one percent of the federal budget is devoted to NASA, an agency focused on exploration, science, and new technologies.
Satellite communications, microwaves, cellular phones, miniaturized computers, pacemakers, kidney dialysis, scratch-resistant lenses, medical and sports technology, adjustable smoke detectors, cordless tools, and water filters are just a few examples of the advances that have occurred through NASA space research. Not to mention the entrepreneurs, jobs, and commercial aspects of many space research spin-offs.
Don’t let America’s leadership in space be lost because you didn’t speak up. Let President Barack Obama know that Floridians, in fact, all Americans, care about our security, our economic competitiveness, and our space program.
Enhanced Living Area
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Essential Pieces of Improved Living Sector
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The Benefits of Improved Living Area
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Type of Improved Living Space
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