We’re excited to announce that our colleagues at the University of Colorado at Boulder will be using modified RAX beacon decoding software on their newest CubeSat, the Colorado Student Space Weather Experiment (CSSWE). Ben Kempke, chief engineer of the RAX mission, adapted our beacon decoding software so that it can work with CSSWE packets. Continue Reading »
MXL faculty and team members will be at the California Institute of Technology’s Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) in Pasadena, California, next week.
While at KISS, MXL director Prof. James Cutler will be presenting a lecture titled “Recent Space Physics Science from RAX” during a one day intensive short course on small satellites. Continue Reading »
We explored the radio astronomy site that has been operating on Peach Mountain for over fifty years. The site is retiring, and we are hoping that with some additional funding and a lot of elbow grease, we will be able to upgrade it to support our satellite missions. Peach Mountain is just about 20 Continue Reading »
Check out the official press release for RAX’s recent accomplishments. This was featured in such news sources as: Wall Street Journal Market Watch, R&D Magazine, Science Newsline, BetaNews, EurekAlert, Patexia, Solar Flares News, ITbriefing and others.
From the article: “The RAX radar echo discovery has convincingly proved that miniature satellites, Continue Reading »
On Thursday, March 8, RAX-2 measured radar scatter from irregularities in Earth’s ionosphere! The measurements, shown in the plot below, demonstrate the unique scientific capability of the RAX CubeSat. The RAX measurements will help scientists improve the understanding of and develop forecast models for electron density irregularities in the ionosphere, which are known to Continue Reading »