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Satellite developed at MSU to launch into space


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A very small research satellite built by Montana State University students is one of three that have been chosen to ride into space this fall on a NASA launch, school officials said. David Klumpar, director of MSU's Space Science and Engineering Laboratory, said the scheduled November launch would mark the first time miniature satellites made at any U.S. university would fly on a NASA mission. "It's a huge breakthrough," Klumpar said. MSU's Explorer-1 Prime and others from the University of Colorado and the University of Kentucky are called CubeSats because they are aluminum cubes that meas...

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