Meet the Engineers Behind UVA’s First Spacecraft

The “CubeSat”, a 10 cm^3 satellite that was designed, programmed, and built almost entirely by UVA engineering undergraduates, was launched on July 3 gathering data about its location, altitude, and velocity. WUVA visited the students to learn more about their work on the satellite, which currently orbits the Earth once every ninety minutes.

Select footage courtesy of NASA and the Virginia Space Grant Consortium

Produced by Karin Kirn and Kara Peters


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