JPSS-1 Launch scheduled with this morning was scrubbed, and can try a later date.

Even though the students were disappointed, they understood it had become better to hang about until it is possible securely. Student Project Director, Debbie Jackson spoke concerning the launch and the choice to scrub it for the time being:

About 50 Embry Riddle College students gathered at 2 AM Tuesday morning to look at the launch of the new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite, aimed to enhance longer-term weather forecasting. That Joint Polar Satellite System 1 (JPSS-1) seemed to be transporting 5 CubeSats, one of these was created by Embry Riddle students. Regrettably, in the last second, the launch was scrubbed. 

The ERAU CubeSat continues to be nicknamed the EagleSat. ERAU explains it here:

NASA reports that you will see another attempt to produce Wednesday morning, at 2:47 AM, Prescott time. 

Selected by NASA during Spring 2012 like a 1U CubeSat, it’s a mainly student-run extracurricular project. Students that thinking about getting involved were employed to assist using the project. 

“The Bald eagle Sitting is really a research and style lab for that Bald eagle Sitting space grant project. The very first cubesat design is to produce a test bed to evaluate the degradation of information around the current solid condition memory devices used today for example flash memory, SD cards, memory sticks, etc. It’s been hypothesized the radiation belt within the upper atmosphere in our planets could destroy these units capability to store information really and we will test that. The cubesat has additionally been outfitted having a Gps navigation device so our students can track the degradation from the orbit of the satellite. There’s a great deal of space debris circling our world and never expensive is been aware of how lengthy these objects will remain there. Hopefully having a known mass, launch altitude, and trajectory we are able to learn a little more about these objects orbiting our world in low earth orbits. Once launched the satellite ground station on campus can talk to this satellite for nine minutes every single day because it passes over mind.”

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