A sampling of recent stories about student CubeSat projects and programs:
We are in orbit ! Watch deployment of #IRVINE01 from Rocket Lab #ItsBusinessTime
Irvine Public Schools Foundation Irvine Unified School District Tustin Unified School District Ecuadorian Space Agency Kain Sosa https://t.co/n5oFG77OJ7
— Irvine CubeSat (@irvinecubesat) November 11, 2018
- Irvine CubeSat (@irvinecubesat) | Twitter
- Launch window of delayed Irvine students’ satellite reopens Saturday, Nov. 10 – Orange County Register
- Accion’s 1st Space Thrusters Could Launch on a Cubesat This Weekend – Space.com
- Successful launch!
@AccionSystems is officially in space! @AccionSystems on Twitter
Jordanian history will be made on November 19, 2018, as the first local made nano-satellite, dubbed “JY1-SAT”, will launch into space to take pictures of Jordan’s historical and touristic places.
The ‘Masar’ (Path) initiative, was launched by the Crown Prince’s Foundation, Prince Hussein Bin Abdullah II, in partnership with NASA who trained 22 Jordanian engineering students from around the Kingdom, in scientific and practical research at the Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, the United States.
The team of students explored satellite engineering and related knowledge, and developed their skills in aviation and space science through an intensive program over a period of 10 weeks, under the supervision of NASA experts. This partnership training aims to give Jordanian youth an opportunity to demonstrate capabilities and innovativeness in the field of space, and came to establish the CubeSat.
AMSAT is counting down to the launch of the next Fox-1 satellite, Fox-1Cliff. According to Spaceflight Now, the launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base of Spaceflight’s SSO-A SmallSat Express mission, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle, is currently scheduled for November 19 at 1832 UTC.
Fox-1Cliff carries the Fox-1 U/v FM repeater, AMSAT’s L-Band Downshifter, the flight spare of the AO-85 Vanderbilt University Low Energy Proton (LEP) radiation experiment, and the standard Fox-1 Penn State University-Erie MEMS gyroscope experiment. Virginia Tech provided a video graphics array camera that’s similar to the one on AO-92 but which will provide images at a higher 640 × 480 resolution.
** More about the Kyrgyzstan women’s CubeSat project mentioned in previous CubeSat roundup:
- Young women build Kyrgyzstan’s first satellite – Citizentv.co.ke
- A women-only team from Kyrgyzstan is pioneering the country’s space programme- Technology News, Firstpost
- This women-led space program is crowdfunding Kyrgyzstan’s first satellite launch – TheNextWeb.com
- Fox-1Cliff Launch Date Announced
- Fox-1Cliff Launch Membership Drive
- “Fox-In-A-Box” SD Cards Now Available
- Can You Capture a Double Hop APRS Packet?
- European MetOp-C Weather Satellite Launch
- Collision Avoidance for SSO-A Mission
- Identifying Newly Launched Objects
- Upcoming Satellite Operations
- ARISS News & FundRazr
- Correction: AMSAT Senior Leadership
- Satellite Shorts From All Over
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