ULToday.com has published an article at ULToday.com, about the upcoming launch of CAPE-2 in the NASA Cubesat Launch Initiative.
Marsha Siles from The Advocate News Paper based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana ran two articles this morning about our recent acceptance as a Candidate for the NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative, and another on our educational outreach with NP Moss Middle School’s pearlsat payload during our recent flight of CrawSat III. Both articles are available online at The Advocate’s website, with links below.
CAPE-2 NASA Grant: http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/latest/Students-ready-satellite.html
NP Moss Middle School’s PearlSat: http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/latest/Middle-school-research-pearls-retrieved.html
Copies of the news paper clippings are also available in the CAPE Gallery under Press and Publicity along with older news articles about C.A.P.E. – http://gallery.ulcape.org/v/Press_Publicity/
Special thanks to Marsha Siles for her articles!
Recently the CAPE team received confirmation from NASA about launch opportunities through the NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative. We have been selected as one of twenty Cubesat missions to be launched in either 2011 or 2012. Other candidates for consideration include other Universities across the country, Department of Defense organizations, and other NASA projects.
The team is very thrilled about this news, and is doubling efforts on development.
For the full story click here: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2011/feb/HQ_11-038_CubeSat.html
and while most college students are sleeping off the effects of a night out, CAPE members are hard at work preparing to apply for a chance to launch a satellite with NASA. Everyone is very excited about this opportunity, and the fact that donuts and coffee were provided by Nick Pugh. Thanks Nick!
The CAPE team was visited by Dr. Kumar Krishen the ST Senior Scientist / Lead Technologist for the Advanced Planning Office of NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, Texas yesterday afternoon. Dr. Krishen gave a very enlightening presentation on the current problems NASA is working to solve, the need for new technologies in the aerospace field, and many other topics. The team is very grateful Dr. Krishen took time out of his day for us, and has learned a great deal. Thank you Dr. Krishen!