Topic: FASTRAC

FASTRAC satellites survive orbit

Feb. 24, 2011
FASTRAC satellites survive orbit

View an animation of the two satellites constructed by engineering students, and read about the satellites' progress since they were launched into space.

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Up, up and away

Nov. 18, 2010
The FASTRAC Team in the Spacecraft Control Center, where the satellite will be tracked in space. Pictured left to right: Back

After seven years of hard work, two satellites made by aerospace students will finally launch into space.

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Engineering Students to Launch Hand-Built Satellite

Nov. 17, 2010

Two satellites designed and constructed by students at The University of Texas at Austin will be launched on Nov. 19 on the first student-developed mission in which satellites will orbit and communicate with each other in real-time.

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University of Texas at Austin 'Picosatellite' To Be Launched from Space Shuttle To Begin Milestone Small-Satellite Mission

June 9, 2009

In an initial step toward the first successful rendezvous and docking of very small satellites without human control, a pair of miniature "picosatellites" built by University of Texas at Austin and Texas AandM University engineering students will be launched into orbit this month from Space Shutt

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