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Boston University was chosen by NASA as one of six STEDI finalists out of a field of 66, for $160,000 in Phase I funding.     Spacecraft bus (the basic satellite on which the instruments are mounted) arrives on campus. Environmental Testing Environmental Testing Environmental Testing Mission simulations at Boston University Testing at Sandia Shake testing at Lincoln Laboratory Students in the mission control center Satellite is transported to Vandenberg Air Force Base Pegasus drop launch - click for video
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    Boston University was awarded $4.1 million in Phase II funding for construction, launch, and operation of the satellite. Funding was awarded on the basis of three principal criteria: probability of mission success, scientific or technological importance, and student involvement. Spacecraft arrives at BU Environmental testings at NASA/Goddard Space Center TERRIERS team members testing the spacecraft Spin testing at Sandia National Laboratories Testing the satellite Mission control set up Prepping the satellite at Vandenberg AFB Scheduled launch from Vandenberg AFB.
 
Click photo above for a RealPlayer video of a Pegasus launch.