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University Of Maryland Students Are In Satellite 'Drivers Seat'

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July 30, 1998
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University Of Maryland, College Park
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NASA doesn't usually put college students in charge of its satellites. However, the agency recently put the graduate and undergraduate students in the University of Maryland's Flight Dynamics and Control Laboratory in charge of navigation and orbital control for a satellite used to gather information on high-velocity radiation arriving at Earth from the Sun and from interstellar space.

COLLEGE PARK, MD -- NASA doesn't usually put college students in charge of its satellites. However, the agency recently put the graduate and undergraduate students in the University of Maryland's Flight Dynamics and Control Laboratory in charge of navigation and orbital control for its Solar, Anomalous, and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer (SAMPEX) -- a satellite used to gather information on high-velocity radiation arriving at Earth from the Sun and from interstellar space.


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University Of Maryland, College Park. "University Of Maryland Students Are In Satellite 'Drivers Seat'." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 30 July 1998. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/07/980730055224.htm>.
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University Of Maryland, College Park. "University Of Maryland Students Are In Satellite 'Drivers Seat'." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/07/980730055224.htm (accessed April 20, 2014).

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