Going Weightless: Seven ENG Students Test Satellite on Zero-G Flights

On August 17-25, 2012, seven College of Engineering students got a taste of the ups and downs of [...]spaceflight. They participated in a series of parabolic aircraft flights above the Gulf of Mexico designed to test, under zero- and micro-gravity conditions, a solar panel and antenna deployment system they developed for the BUSAT satellite. Launched from a NASA facility in Houston, each two-hour flight consisted of about 40 parabolas, with the zero-gravity portion lasting about 20 seconds per parabola.

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