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Surveillance Aerosat Launch


St. Thomas More Cathedral School (STM) will take its first step in the Mission Possible Project – STM-1 — by launching the surveillance aerosat.  On May 22, 2013 at 9am in the school’s parking lot, Student Mission Specialists will conduct a series of high altitude tests of the CubeSat.  Our mission is four fold:  the CubeSat will be lifted to an altitude of approximately 300 feet by the surveillance aerosat; the CubeSat will operate under its own power;  the telemetry and command link be established and verified which is the communication between the satellite and ground station; and  the onboard cameras — both the Earth Observation Camera and the Asteroid Location Camera — will take test images.

  • What: Surveillance Aerosat Launch of St. Thomas More Cathedral School’s “Mission Possible” Satellite program
  • When: May 22, 2013 at 9:00am
  • Where: St. Thomas More Cathedral School Parking Lot, 105 North Thomas Street, Arlington, VA
  • ***Students, Faculty and Parents will be available for interviews. Media will be able to take photos and live video.
  • Photo Illustration by STMSchool.
  • Video: News Channel 8 Report
  • St Thomas More Cathedral School Press Release published May 17th, 2013.