Cube satellites built by university students sent to space to collect data, imaging


Cube satellites built by students at Concordia University, the University of Manitoba, the University of Saskatchewan, York University, and Western University have made their way to the International Space Station. The satellites are each approximately the size of a Rubik’s cube. Once they are launched into space, the students will use the “cubesats” to collect data and imaging for a variety of different projects: For example, Concordia’s satellite will focus on the effects of climate change, York’s satellite will observe snow and ice coverage in northern Canada, and UManitoba’s satellite will look at space weather. The satellites will send information back for about two years before being pulled back to earth by the atmosphere.

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