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On May 19, 2016, students from Robertsville Middle School, Oak Ridge, Tennessee visited Marshall Space Flight Center and presented their CubeSat project results to NASA engineers.
NASA Explores says: They had been tasked to design a 1U CubeSat with a deployable door using a 3D printer and some mechatronics soft/hardware. The students presented to a panel of NASA engineers and management, including two NEA Scout team members, Adam Burt and Alex Few, who took a few minutes to talk about NEA Scout. The students know what Solar Sails are and how they work!
Oak Ridge Today reported: This is the incredible experience Robertsville Middle School Ram Time participants were given in Todd Livesay’s enrichment course. Todd Livesay began conversations with a fellow Oak Ridge High School graduate, Patrick Hull, who now works for Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Hull explained to Livesay the NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative, or CSLI, which provides opportunities for small satellite cubes to fly as auxiliary payloads on previously planned missions.
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The CubeSat Launch Initiative provides access to a low-cost pathway for conducting research, deploying these small payloads in a ride-share format. Since its inception in 2010, the initiative has selected and launched more than 46 student-created CubeSats. These miniature satellites were chosen from responses to public announcements on NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative….READ MORE
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