Oct 18

Building a Nanosatellite in Under 30 Seconds

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OK, so maybe there is a little photographic trickery going on to make this look easy.  The actual build took approximately 4 days, but still a group of undergraduate students assembling a satellite on campus shows us how fast space technology is changing.  The cost to build and launch a satellite is now about the […]

Jan 18

MTU wins Air Force Competition – DoD will launch satellite

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Michigan Tech University was chosen as the winning school in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s University Nanosatellite flight competition review. The MTU vehicle is called Oculus-ASR. The spacecraft is 70 kg and about half the size of a refrigerator. The spacecraft’s mission will improve techniques that the Department of Defense currently uses to keep track of all objects in space.