** HARP cubesat developed by Utah State and Univ. Maryland at Baltimore County teams will measure aerosol and cloud properties of the atmosphere: Space Dynamics Lab Delivers Small Satellite in Preparation for Launch to ISS
Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory announced today that it has delivered a small satellite designed for NASA to measure the microphysical properties of cloud water and ice particles.
The HARP CubeSat satellite was built by SDL to carry the HyperAngular Rainbow Polarimeter payload built by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County under the direction of principal investigator J. Vanderlei Martins. HARP is currently being prepared for launch by International Space Station small satellite launch service provider NanoRacks, LLC. HARP is scheduled to launch to the ISS in October aboard Northrop Grumman’s robotic resupply space freighter Cygnus at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. HARP will be ejected into space following its placement on the ISS.
** More about the Arizona State Univ. Phoenix cubesat project: ASU students create miniature space satellite that can track climate change – msn.com
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- Europe and US are Going to Try and Deflect an Asteroid – Universe Today – CubeSats will be deployed during the Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment (AIDA) mission to test an asteroid deflection technique.