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. Read more in the attached press release.

Read more about the mission here.

Caption left to right: Several members of the Virginia CubeSat Constellation team from UVA, ODU and Virginia Tech in their mission shirts at Nanoracks to integrate their satellites into the Nanoracks commercially-developed deployer.

Photographs courtesy of Keith Pierce, Batten College of Engineering & Technology, Old Dominion University