Cubesats to the Moon (Mars and Saturn, too)

20 Aug 2014

Vermont Tech’s satellite—its first ever—is one of hundreds of tiny spacecraft projects under development that may change how we explore the solar system. This particular one won’t travel far, but after being launched into Earth orbit last November, the Vermont Lunar CubeSat began testing navigational equipment that, in theory, could guide it to the moon. If all goes well, in a few years VTC professor Carl Brandon and his team will try to turn theory to reality with a slightly larger version.  Learn more about CubeSats and VTC’s specifically, in this Air & Space Magazine article.