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NPSAT1 to Launch on SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy

NPS Space Systems Academic Group researchers Dan Sakoda, right, and Ron Phelps, left, traveled to Cape Canaveral, Florida last week to help mount NPSAT1 into the rocket’s payload. The Falcon Heavy launch is scheduled for Monday, June 24, at 8:30 p.m.

It’s been years in the making, but the Naval Postgraduate School’s own NPSAT1 is mounted and ready to launch on board SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, June 24, from Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A.

NPS Space Systems Academic Group researchers Dan Sakoda and Ron Phelps traveled to Cape Canaveral, Florida last week to help mount NPSAT into the rocket’s payload at the Payload Processing Facility.

The launch – the third for the Falcon Heavy and the first at night – will be broadcast live on NASA Live on Monday, June 24 at 8:00 p.m., with a scheduled launch time of 8:30 p.m.

For more information on NPSAT1 and its research mission in space, check out https://nps.edu/-/nps-newest-satellite-prepared-for-launch

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