Track MakerSat-0 In Live Low-Earth Orbit
Check out the applications below to be able to track MakerSat's orbit in real-time.
Optimized for computer and mobile use, here is 2D MakerSat-0 Live Tracking.
Optimized for computer use, here is 3D MakerSat-0 Live Tracking.
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Idaho's First Satellite
NNU and Caldwell HS sent Idaho's first CubeSat, MakerSat-0, into orbit at 2:47am MST Saturday, November 18th aboard a Delta II rocket carrying the JPSS-1 weather satellite. MakerSat-0 will orbit around the Earth's poles 14 times a day at 17,500mph for the next seven years, sending back 24/7 data on the robustness of various 3D printed polymers (from Made In Space Inc.'s microgravity AMF printer aboard the ISS) in the harsh space environment and measuring space radiation levels in the polar auroras. This data will help choose the best materials for future 3D printed spacecraft, including NNU's upcoming MakerSat-1 mission to the International Space Station. Our hardware partners are Near Space Launch Inc., Made In Space Inc., and Plexus. Our funding is from Idaho Space Grant Consortium. Our deepest thanks to these folks and to our Lord!
Orbit the first satellite made in space, from the International Space Station, using its 3D printer and snap-together assembly by the crew
Demonstrate a multi-user student-oriented "Science Hub" cubesat hosting an NNU student experiment and a CHS student experiment
Determine the rate of mass loss of 3D printed polymers (ABS, Nylon, PLA, PEI) in space caused by outgassing, UV and ionizing radiation, monoatomic oxygen plasma, and micrometeorites
Determine the best polymer for 3D printing future spacecraft from
Braden Grim - Student
Mitch Kamstra - Student
Robert Hance - Student
Connor Nogales - Student
Aaron Ewing - Student
Benjamin Campbell - Student
Dr. Stephen Parke - Principal Investigator (PI)
Dr. Joshua Griffin - Co-PI
For any questions or comments please contact Dr. Parke
From left to right: Dr. Stephen Parke, Braden Grim, Connor Nogales, Aaron Ewing, Dr. Joshua Griffin
July 28, 2016
Poster: Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research
Poster File [PDF, 855 KB]
June 10, 2016
Paper: SmallSat Pre-Conference CubeSat Developers Workshop (SSC16-WK-29)
Paper File [PDF, 900 KB]