CanSats: Satellites-in-a-can lets students do space research

Space agencies and space companies often complain that too many young engineers graduate without any practical experience. CanSats let universities give students experience with all stages of a space-related mission: proposal, design, engineering, launch, data acquisition, analysis, and report. These satellites-in-a-can may not actually reach Outer Space, but they give college students - and high school students - experience they need to work on real space missions.

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Amateur Space News April 16, 2014

Today’s headlines include a human security alert based on satellite images, a contest to find new satellite imaging applications, web apps for planet hunters, and an ISS experiment built and operated by high school students.

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Amateur Space News April 10, 2014

Today's headlines include a Kickstarter project to send student experiments into Near Space, amateur weather observations in Noaa's online data portal, an interview with Mars One's concept designer and more….

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Amateur Space News April 9, 2014

Today’s amateur headlines include a proposed community observatory in Jackson Hole, a new educational seismic network in Trinidad and Tobago, profiles of a Mars One candidate and a high school rocket team, plus reports on the Mars opposition and the Lyrids meteor shower.

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Amateur Space News April 7, 2014

Today's headlines include high school students sending experiments to the International Space Station, amateur satellite and rocketry projects, using satellites to document human rights abuses in South Sudan, and another profile of a Mars One candidate.

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