Jun 3, 2015 1:24 PM
Only satellite built entirely in NH to be featured at Concord's Aerospacefest
CONCORD – Next Saturday, June 13, a satellite built at the University of New Hampshire’s Space Science Center will be featured at the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center as part of Aerospacefest.
The Satellite, known as CATSAT, was part of a 1994 NASA program that allowed students to develop low-cost satellites and gather research for Earth and space exploration.
Although the 325-pound satellite never made it into space due to a shortage of launch vehicles, it was a significant step for the state of New Hampshire.
CATSAT is the only satellite to be designed and constructed in the state and one of only a handful of satellites built completely by a university.
Aerospacefest will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Discovery Center in Concord and will have NASA astronaut and UNH alumnus Rick Linnehan as the keynote speaker.