Student-built satellite from McMaster heading into orbit to measure harmful space radiation


A satellite built by McMaster University students is in Florida awaiting its launch into orbit. The NEUDOSE mini-satellite has been developed over eight years by multiple generations of McMaster students and staff. The Spectator reports that the McMaster Interdisciplinary Satellite Team was fundraising for the project when the Canadian Space Agency’s CubeSats project was announced. The NEUDOSE will measure space radiation and the environment outside of Earth’s atmosphere in order to help develop technology to protect astronauts.

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