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NASA has selected 16 small satellites from nine states to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
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.
Last night, 29 satellites were launched on board an Orbital Sciences’ Minotaur 1 rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. There was 28 CubeSats in the mission’s payload, including one developed by high school students.
The first New England college to launch a CubeSat, Vermont Tech takes an important step for space exploration. Randolph, Vt.
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.
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.