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NASA Unveils Next CubeSat Launch Program for Nanosatellite Developers

CubeSatNASA has launched the next round of a program for CubeSat developers to have an opportunity to launch their nanosatellites as auxiliary payloads on planned space exploration missions.

The space agency will choose small satellite payloads for space research efforts by Feb. 19, 2016 for possible deployments through the International Space Station, rocket launches and other exploration programs between 2016 and 2019, NASA said Monday.

NASA will accept new CubeSat Launch Initiative proposals until Nov. 24 and focus on participants who belong to states that have not been previously chosen for the initiative such as Washington, Arkansas and Minnesota.

The agency has already rolled out 37 CubeSats and plans to launch 16 additional miniaturized satellites over the next year.

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