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SCU Students Control Nanosatellite for NASA

Wednesday, May. 20, 2009

Following the successful launch Tuesday of NASA's PharmaSat nanosatellite from Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport located at Wallops Island, Va., students from SCU’s Robotics Systems Laboratory (RSL) are working around the clock conducting all mission operations for the satellite. PharmaSat rode to orbit aboard a four-stage Air Force Minotaur 1 rocket. Also aboard were the Air Force Research Laboratory's TacSat-3 satellite and three other four-inch cubed satellites developed by universities and industry.

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