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2014-02-07 13:11:54

NASA has selected 16 small satellites from nine states to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The proposed CubeSats come from universities across the country, a primary school, non-profit organizations and NASA field centers. CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites measure about 4 inches on each side, have a volume of about 1 quart and weigh less than 3 pounds. The selections are from...

2014-02-06 20:20:05

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 16 small satellites from nine states to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The proposed CubeSats come from universities across the country, a primary school, non-profit organizations and NASA field centers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites measure about 4...

2013-12-18 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, Dec 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit a suburban Washington school on Friday, Dec. 20 where high school students built a small satellite that was launched into space in November. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Media are invited to attend the tour of the lab where the satellite, TJ3Sat, was made at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va., from 2 to 3 p.m. EST....

2013-12-06 08:21:03

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With help from NASA, four student-built CubeSat research satellites launched into space Friday from the California coast as part of the agency's CubeSat Launch Initiative. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The CubeSats were included as auxiliary payloads aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, Calif., at 11:14 p.m. PST Dec. 5 (2:14 a.m....

2013-12-04 16:20:31

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PhoneSat 2.4, NASA's next generation smartphone cubesat has phoned home. The tiny spacecraft that uses an off-the-shelf smartphone for a brain has completed checkout and sent back data confirming all systems are "go" for the spry spacefarer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) PhoneSat 2.4, a cube approximately four inches square, weighs only about 2.2 pounds, and was developed at NASA's Ames Research...

2013-11-20 16:20:12

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is beginning to receive confirmation 11 small cubesat research satellites, including the first developed by high school students, that were launched into space Tuesday night from the Virginia coast are operating as planned. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The cubesats were included as auxiliary payloads aboard a U.S. Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket that lifted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at...

After Record-Setting CubeSat Launch, Many Are Already Online
2013-11-20 14:14:06

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA said that it has received confirmation from 11 small CubeSat research satellites that were part of the record-setting launch last night (Nov 19). During the nighttime lift-off, 29 satellites were launched on board an Orbital Sciences’ Minotaur 1 rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. There were 29 CubeSats in the mission’s payload, including one that was developed by high school students. ''Cubesats offer our best...

2013-11-19 23:00:32

The first New England college to launch a CubeSat, Vermont Tech takes an important step for space exploration. Randolph, Vt. (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Today, Vermont Tech is proud to announce that a small satellite built and programmed at the college has been launched into space. The first college in New England to launch a cube satellite, Vermont Tech’s Lunar Lander CubeSat will remain in space for three to five years, testing the navigation components that will eventually be used to...

NASA Helps Launch Student-Built Satellites And Latest PhoneSat As Part Of CubeSat Launch Initiative
2013-11-19 15:54:17

NASA Nine university teams and one high school team will experience on Tuesday a feat that few outside the aerospace industry will ever realize: watching the nanosatellites, or cubesats, that they designed and built launch into space. An addition to the NASA PhoneSat technology demonstration will also be aboard. More than 300 students took part in this fourth installment of NASA’s cubesat Launch Initiative and it’s Educational Launch of Nanosatellite (ELaNa) Missions, which enables...

Kids Are The Stars
2013-08-23 07:15:21

NASA It is one thing to be inspired; it is another thing to inspire someone else. It is in another league to lead an entire elementary school in building a real spacecraft to fly in space. That is exactly what Joe Pellegrino is doing with the approximately 400 pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students, including his son Felix, at St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington, Va. "My rewarding space career started with my seventh grade physics teacher, who lit the fire inside me to...