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The NUSAT I project-government, industry and academia learning together [aerospace education]

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1 Author(s)
C. A. Bonsall ; Center for AeroSpace Technol., Weber State Univ., Ogden, UT, USA

In April 1985, the first satellite to be ejected from a Get Away Special (GAS) canister was launched from the shuttle Challenger. This satellite was named NUSAT for Northern Utah SATellite, and due to subsequent projects is now called NUSAT I. The conception, design, construction, and operation of the satellite and ground station was completed with all volunteer labor and very little cost through the unique cooperation of several government agencies, several universities and colleges and many corporations and individuals. A major purpose of NUSAT I was education. The purpose of this paper is to present the educational goals and achievements of this project from the perspective of each of the participants, with the hope it will encourage readers to initiate similar projects

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IEEE Transactions on Education  (Volume:34 ,  Issue: 1 )