NASA unveiled a batch of candidates to participate in CubeSat satellite missions to take place over the next three years. The space agency said Friday that it will launch 16 small research satellites as auxiliary payloads at missions scheduled for 2020, 2021 and 2022 under the CubeSat Launch Initiative.
Demonstration projects in this tenth wave include an inflatable space antenna, climate measurement tools and a solar sail system. Another one of the projects is the Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat or SPARCS, a mission designed to study the environments of red dwarf stars.
The 10th batch of participants are:
- Arizona State University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- NASA Ames Research Center
- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
- Purdue University
- The Aerospace Corporation
- University of Arizona
- University of Colorado at Boulder
- University of Florida
- University of Hawaii at Manoa
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Weiss School
- Yale University