Jan 22

NASA to Launch BU Student-Built Microsatellites

...NASA’s Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) Project. It’s a teaching mission first: roughly 15 College of Engineering students, including project manager J. Brent Parham (ENG’18) and project engineer Maria...

    Small Wonders
    The ANDESITE spacecraft, set to launch after March 1, 2018, will study the aurora ANDESITE is designed and built by BU graduate and undergraduate students ANDESITE is a swarm of mini-satellites that are inexpensive to build and launch If MacGyver were on a mission to study the aurora, this is the satellite he might build: A grid of scrap solar cells pasted onto an iPad-sized green rectangle of circuit board; a six-inch cut of stainless steel tape measure soldered in one corner as a makeshift antenna; and inside, a suite of smartphone-class sensors that anyone can buy on the internet.
    http://www.bu.edu

Jan 07

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