Vaya Area and Athens State College Signal CubeSat Launch Contract

Vaya Area and Athens State College introduced an settlement to launch a small satellite tv for pc (CubeSat) now in growth, deliberate for placement into low earth orbit in 2023. As well as, they’ve fashioned a business-education partnership to advertise scientific, technological, and analysis collaboration; foster internship alternatives for college kids; and encourage life-long steady studying {and professional} growth alternatives for Vaya Area workers.

Athens State College Professor Dr. J. Wayne McCain mentioned, “The CubeSat is being designed and constructed by Science, Expertise, Engineering, and Arithmetic (STEM) college students from this college, in collaboration with Florida Tech, Vanderbilt, Roane State, College of North Alabama, AMSAT, Alabama Academy of Science, Spark Academy, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Chapters.”

Designated STEM-SAT1, the CubeSat mission shall be to gather and retailer Low Frequency (LF) and Very Low Frequency (VLF) indicators, usually blocked by the earth’s environment. Knowledge will then be retransmitted by Very Excessive Frequency (VHF) indicators to floor stations for evaluation. Retransmitted information may even be obtainable to beginner radio astronomers across the globe, who can obtain these unencrypted VHF indicators.

The CubeSat shall be carried into low earth orbit by Vaya Area aboard its Dauntless™ orbital launch automobile as a ride-share possibility, powered by the STAR-3D™ Hybrid Propulsion System, utilizing patent-pending know-how that converts recycled thermoplastics into “greener” rocket gas. The scheduled launch date has not been introduced, however is anticipated no later than fourth quarter of 2023.

Jack Blood, Vice President of Gross sales & Advertising and marketing for Vaya Area commented, “That is actually a win-win state of affairs. It allows us to staff on analysis efforts, share know-how, generate alternatives for college kids to realize related trade expertise, present industrial launch companies for reasonably priced entry to area, and develop the following era of expertise wanted to maintain our success.”

Athens State College – Based in 1822, Athens State is Alabama’s oldest instructional establishment of upper studying. As one in all only some “higher division” universities in your entire nation, Athens State is a vacation spot for switch college students and college students with greater than 36 hours of credit score who could have paused their schooling and are looking for to complete their diploma. Providing over 50 undergraduate diploma applications and choices along with graduate applications, Athens State focuses on offering reasonably priced, versatile, and high-quality choices for all learners. At Athens State, we perceive it is not the way you started your schooling that issues. It is the way you end. And a robust end is simply the start.

About Vaya Area – Vaya Area is a hybrid rocket propulsion and SmallSat launch firm leveraging advances in additive manufacturing to redefine the price, efficiency, environmental influence, and security of area entry. With a construct, combine, and launch-ready cycle of lower than 30 days, Vaya Area is able to launching payloads larger than 1,000 kg into Low Earth Orbit (LEO), and payloads larger than 600 kg into Solar Synchronous Orbit (SSO). Positioned to serve the worldwide market, Vaya Area is now accepting launch reservations for 2023.

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