Dal, UVic student teams send miniature satellites to space

Two CubeSats designed by student teams from Dalhousie University and the University of Victoria will be launched to the International Space Station later this week. The miniature satellites were created by students as part of the Canadian CubeSat Project, which sees teams from postsecondary institutions across Canada designing, building, launching, and operating their own miniature satellites. The LORIS from Dal is focused on testing a frame made out of lightweight metal alloys and validating the use of onboard solar energy and battery storage technology to stabilize the satellite, while the ORCASat from UVic intends to better understand “dark energy,” an enigmatic form of energy making up over two-thirds of the universe. The launch will be covered live by NASA. Canada| Canada (CubeSat)| CHEK News Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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