Opportunities are opening up rapidly for students from high school to grad school to see their own space science and satellite projects reach space.
For example, NanoRacks offers access to the International Space Station for both science experiments on the station and to launch Cubesats from the station : Right This Way to the Space Station – Air & Space Magazine
Here is a video of 3 satellites released from the ISS this week:
- Satellites controlled by a smart phone? Tiny CubeSats reach space: A rocket launch from Virginia Tuesday lofted 28 tiny CubeSats into space. Among them: the first satellite built by high schoolers and one that uses a smart phone as its control system. – CSMonitor.com
- Minotaur Launch Report | Student-built satellites, military payloads put in orbit – SpaceflightNow
- Minotaur Launch Report | Minotaur 1/ORS 3 payloads – Spaceflight Now – list of the payloads
Here’s a video of the launch of the Minotaur rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia: