61 Satellites!

Congrats to all the recent missions launched into orbit this week. 32 satellites rocketed to orbit yesterday on a Dnepr and 29 flew on board a Minotaur-I launched from Virginia earlier in the week.  Below is a great picture of the Minotaur launch.

Launch of the Minotaur 1
Launch of the Minotaur 1 from Wallops in November 2013 — by Se├ín McDermott.

Probably my personal favorite of the group is TJ3SAT.  It was built by students at Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia.  I went there my freshman year!  During 8th period there, I built an RC glider, and it’s amazing to see what they are building now.  I wonder if they know a TJ alum helped create the CubeSat standard?!   Go Colonials!

TJ3SAT
TJ3SAT from http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/tj3sat.htm.