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A giant leap towards space for Virginia university students took place on February 26 when students from three Virginia universities delivered their small satellites to NanoRacks in Houston to be integrated into the Company’s commercially developed CubeSat deployer (NRCSD) and then launched on Northrop Grumman’s Antares to the International Space Station. ...

The Virginia CubeSat Constellation has attracted a lot of attention lately with a number of published articles. An article, recently published in the Virginian Pilot, can be found here....

Two teams from the Virginia CubeSat Constellation project tested their CubeSats in the "Shaker" at NASA Langley. The teams, from UVA and Virginia Tech, were assisted by Nathan Daniels from NanoRacks and Dr. Kenny Elliott from NASA Langley’s Vibration Lab. The remaining CubeSat team, from Old Dominion University, scheduled their testing at a later date....

The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) is working with the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) to test components of student satellites bound for orbit. The Institute’s proton beam, which offers cutting edge cancer treatments, is being used to simulate the impact of radiation encountered in the space environment on space hardware developed by the students....