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More than 100 students from
five Irvine high schools and a dozen more from a local middle school are
on a mission to launch a satellite - Irvine01
The Los Angeles Times newspaper says:
The goal is to send a 4-by-4-inch device known as a CubeSat into low Earth orbit for the first in a series of missions. It is designed to carry a camera and a solar panel propulsion system and collect data such as temperatures and the satellite's speed, direction, location and altitude. The launch is planned for March 2017.
"It's a very ambitious project," said Tinh Tran, 41, a teacher in University High School's STEM program, or science, technology, engineering and math. "This usually is done at the university or corporate level, so this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity."
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