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Student-built Satellite Scheduled for Launch Nov. 19th

Posted: November 11, 2010

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A 6.5-pound satellite is scheduled to become the first standalone spacecraft built by U-M students to go into orbit and perform a science mission.

The Radio Aurora Explorer (RAX) is slated for launch Nov. 19 from Kodiak, Alaska. Its primary mission is to study how plasma instabilities in the highest layers of the atmosphere disrupt communication and navigation signals between Earth and orbiting satellites.

Read full story at University of Michigan Record Update

Click here for a video about the RAX project.

Click here for the RAX Project Site

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