CubeSat 101 (PDF)

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artist's concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)


Interested in starting a CubeSat program at your school and launching a small satellite? NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative gives students, teachers, and faculty of all ages the opportunity to get hands-on, flight hardware development experience while designing, building, and operating small research satellites. The initiative is open to US accredited educational organizations, K-college, as well as to other nonprofit organizations. Interested educators can read the guide CubeSat 101: Basic Concepts and processes for First-Time CubeSat Development to learn how to get started.

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