NASA will launch five nanosatellites for educational purposes. Here’s what we know so far

Credit image: NASA/Weiss School
Credit image: NASA/Weiss School

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 15 May 2022, at 12:53 pm Los Angeles time

NASA to launch five small satellites, also called nanosatellites, as part of the ELaNa 45 mission on a SpaceX spacecraft.

It will mark the 25th SpaceX Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-25) mission for NASA and will take off on June 7 this year from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Nanosatellites will be launched for educational purposes, offering low-price access to space for educational institutions and not only for developing new technologies for the future.

CubeSats is a NASA nanosatellite mission for the exploration of new space technologies and programs and is being developed with the help of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Weiss School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida; and the University of South Alabama at Mobile.

NASA's CubeSats program consists of 200 missions from 100 individual organizations in 42 different states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico through the 2010 CubeSat Launch Initiative.

According to NASA, so far 134 such shows have been released "through ELaNa rideshare opportunities".

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