3rd round of Cubesat Space Mission Candidates
On February 14, 2012 NASA issued a press release officially listing AMSAT-NA and all of the other 32 small satellites selected to fly in
2013 and 2014 as auxiliary payloads.
The proposed CubeSats come from universities across the country, the
Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, NASA field centers and Department of Defense organizations.
After launch, the satellites will conduct technology demonstrations,
educational research or science missions. The selected spacecraft
are eligible for flight after final negotiations and an opportunity
for flight becomes available. The satellites come from the following
– Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
— Air Force Research Lab, Wright-Patterson AFB
— California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
— Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
— Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
— Montana State University, Bozeman
— Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif. (2 CubeSats)
— NASA’s Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.
— NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
— NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in partnership with the
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (2 CubeSats)
— NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Fla.
— The Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation, Silver Spring, Md.
— Saint Louis University, St. Louis
— Salish Kootenai College, Pablo, Mont.
— Space and Missile Defense Command, Huntsville, Ala. (2 CubeSats)
— Taylor University, Upland, Ind.
— University of Alabama, Huntsville
— University of California, Berkeley
— University of Colorado, Boulder (2 CubeSats)
— University of Hawaii, Manoa (3 CubeSats)
— University of Illinois, Urbana (2 CubeSats)
— University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
— University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D.
— University of Texas, Austin
— US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
— Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg
Thirty-two CubeSat missions have been selected for launch in the previous two rounds of the CubeSat Launch Initiative.
missions have been launched (including five selected via the CubeSat
Launch Initiative) to date via the agency’s Launch Services Program
Educational Launch of Nanosatellite, or ELaNa, program.
The full text of the NASA Press Release can be read on-line at:
SpaceDaily.com published a related story at:
For additional information on NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative
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