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Freeze, Burn, Shake: Extreme Testing Ensures Satellite Equipment Will Withstand Space

Protecting the military’s most sensitive information begins in the most unusual of places.


This 19 August, 2004 NASA Solar and Heliospheric Administration image shows a solar flare erupting from giant sunspot 649. (Credit: HO/AFP/Getty Images)

Biggest Solar Storm In Years Races Toward Earth

Earth’s magnetic field is about to be shaken like a snow globe.

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The University of Michigan central campus.

Student-Built Satellite To Prepare NASA Instrument

When the M-Cubed satellite, built by University of Michigan students, goes into orbit, it will become the first CubeSat to test a NASA instrument for major space missions. It is scheduled to be launched on Oct. 28.

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The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, or UARS, satellite that is expected to fall out of the sky and break into pieces as it enters Earth's atmosphere. (CBS)

NASA Tracks Satellite Falling To Earth

It’s expected to break up in the atmosphere, but scientists can’t say exactly where or when it will hit.

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UM Student-Built Satellite Set For Launch

A 6.5-pound satellite is scheduled to become the first stand-alone spacecraft built by Michigan students to go into orbit and perform a science mission. The Radio Aurora Explorer (RAX) is slated for launch Nov. 19 […]