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Young Engineers Satellite Given Green Light For Launch


Science Daily — After 5 years of design and development work and preparation of the flight model, the second Young Engineers Satellite (YES2) experiment has passed its Final Acceptance Review and been given the green light by ESA for launch in September.

Following four and a half months of assembly, integration and testing at ESTEC, the groundbreaking student experiment was shipped to TsSKB-Progress in Samara, Russia, on 7 May. After a month in storage, a series of final adjustments began on 12 June. Two days later, the experiment was installed for the first time on the exterior of the Foton-M3 spacecraft on which it will piggyback a ride into orbit.

That must be pretty cool. I'll cross my fingers for them.
Permalink son of parnas 
July 2nd, 2007 11:50am
> After 5 years ...

When the young engineers had become just engineers.
Permalink Send private email Erik Springelkamp 
July 2nd, 2007 12:50pm
I love the micro-sat future. Before we got caught up in yachting, again, my wife and I were making a CubeSat. It would orient down, and then flash morse code at us on a couple night fly overs through an array of high output LED's. It would be just bright enough to see with the naked eye, potentially even in a city. We had bigger plans for version 2 and 3, to maneuver using Pulsed Plasma Thursters. I love that technology.
Permalink anoneemouse 
July 2nd, 2007 1:46pm

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