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Marquette University satellite will go to space

cubesat

The work of students at one Wisconsin university is going to space. NASA chose Marquette University to launch a CubeSat into space in 2015, 2016 or 2017. The student-built satellite, called Golden Eagle One, weighs less than 3 pounds and is the first satellite built by Wisconsin college students to get launched into space. “Just to see that whole concept ... Read More »

NASA to launch miniature satellite being developed at Brown University

EQUiSat miniature satellite

NASA has agreed to launch a miniature solar-powered satellite — actually a 4-inch cube — being developed by a group of students at Brown University. Using a rechargeable power supply equivalent to a Kindle Fire tablet, its array of 16 or so LED lights will emit a quick pattern of flashes every two minutes. They will be bright enough to ... Read More »

Space station to host new cosmic ray telescope

cosmic ray telescope

UChicago’s Angela Olinto leads U.S. collaboration on international project The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded $4.4 million to a collaboration of scientists at five United States universities and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center to help build a telescope for deployment on the International Space Station in 2017. The U.S. collaboration is part of a 13-nation effort to build ... Read More »

Stanford scientist closes in on a mystery that impedes space exploration

Assistant Professor Sigrid Close

By Simon Firth The large meteoroid that struck Russia last week is just one of the factors in space that cause satellites to fail. Sigrid Close, an assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, is proving that the effects of “space dust” are a more likely cause. New research by Stanford aeronautics and astronautics Assistant Professor Sigrid Close suggests she’s on ... Read More »

Auburn among nine universities selected to share $2.5M in research funding for NASA rocket

NASA

Auburn University will share $2.5 million in research funding for work on NASA’s new heavy lift rocket. According to al.com, NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville is leading development of the new rocket system, which will evolve from an initial capability of lifting 70 metric tons to the capability to lift 130 metric tons. The rocket system will have ... Read More »

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