November 1, 2011
Backdropped by Earth's horizon and the blackness of space, a Dual RF Astrodynamic GPS Orbital Navigator Satellite (DRAGONSat) is photographed after its release from Space Shuttle Endeavour's payload bay by STS-127 crew members. DRAGONSat will look at independent rendezvous of spacecraft in orbit using Global Positioning Satellite data. The two satellites were designed and built by students at the University of Texas, Austin, and Texas A&M University, College Station.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Education, DRAGONSat, Satellites, Manned spacecraft, Global Positioning System, STS-127, Space Shuttle, Spaceflight, Spacecraft