Did you know that Morehead State University students are involved in a number of space exploration projects? They have been instrumental in engineering, building and launching satellites for purposes ranging from educational outreach to exploring the origins of the universe.
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To date, MSU has been involved in the launch of four NASA-funded satellites with a 5th scheduled to launch in 2019
Small satellites, miniaturized satellites, or smallsats, are satellites of low mass and size, usually under 500 kg (1100 lbs). While all such satellites can be referred to as "small", different classifications are used to categorize them based on mass.
The Lunar IceCube
With plans to launch in 2019, the Lunar IceCube mission, led by MSU, is one of several public-private partnerships chosen under NASA’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP). Lunar IceCube will be one of the first small satellites to explore deep space and could help lay the foundation for future small-scale planetary missions.
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