Nebraska students to make history with research satellite
November 9, 2023
Nebraska's first-ever research satellite will be heading to space in March if the Big Red Satellite Team has its way. The cube-shaped satellite, called a CubeSat, is scheduled to orbit the Earth and test the effectiveness of an emerging type of solar cell.
The Big Red Satellite Team includes eighth- through 11th-grade students from Nebraska, as well as members of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Aerospace eXperimental Payloads team. The AXP team members lead the planning and building of the CubeSat and mentor the middle and high school students.
The team consists of approximately 24...