Hello and ElaNa IV

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Hi, My name is Garrett. Space is rad. I’m going to try and run a blog about cube satellites, and maybe the occasional private space program. The goal here is to start small, and see if I even have time. Here we go.

First, I want to talk about ElaNA IV. On November 6th, the air force sent a mysterious rocket up into the sky, OR-3. Their payload was a 3rd generation earth imaging satellite. NASA is their friend, so they were able to wiggle in 11 Cube sats provided by various colleges and even a high school! HELLO A HIGHSCHOOL HAS ITS OWN SPACE PROGRAM. Anyway, while you’re still trying to wrap your head around that. Here are links the project pages for those cubesats.

» TJ3Sat, Thomas Jefferson High School
» DragonSat-1, Drexel University, Philadelphia
» PhoneSat, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
» COPPER, St. Louis University, St. Louis
» ChargerSat-1, University of Alabama Huntsville
» SwampSat, University of Florida, Gainesville
» Ho`oponopono-2, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
» KySat-2, University of Kentucky, Lexington
» CAPE-2, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
» Trailblazer, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
» Vermont Lunar CubeSat, Vermont Technical College, Randolph Center, V

And look at this nonsense. I can flood my blog with links from News stories. The future is insane!

Main source: http://www.nasa.gov/content/nasa-helps-launch-student-built-satellites-and-latest-phonesat-as-part-of-cubesat-launch/#.Uq4m3vRDuip

I’m going to dig through SOME of those, but WOW.

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