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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.


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