Arlington School Aims to Launch Satellite

The Washington Post

Arlington School Aims to Launch Satellite by Moira E McLaughlin

Published: May 24th, 2013

“Last week, the students, with the help of computer teacher Melissa Pore, conducted the first test of their satellite, which is called a CubeSat. It weighs three pounds and is about the size of a tissue box. They attached the satellite to a helium-filled weather balloon that was connected by rope to a truck. The students watched as the engineers who brought the weather balloon loosened the ropes, allowing the balloon to fly like a kite. The satellite rose 800 feet into the air. (That’s almost 250 feet higher than the Washington Monument.) Then the engineers brought the balloon and satellite back down.” – McLaughlin

 

Read the article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/arlington-school-aims-to-launch-satellite/2013/05/24/dd1fa14c-c2ff-11e2-9fe2-6ee52d0eb7c1_story.html

Photography: Moira E. McLaughlin/The Washington Post

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