Morehead State Students to Play Key Role in NASA Mission

Thursday, August 01, 2019

MOREHEAD, Ky. - A Kentucky program is assisting with an upcoming NASA moon mission. Students at Morehead State University designed a Lunar IceCube satellite.

That CubeSat is one of thirteen launching with NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), which is the largest and most powerful rocket ever built.

“It’s a huge thing for us,” Morehead State University Astrophysics Assistant Professor Dr. Dirk Grupe said.

Each of the CubeSats will be tasked with different missions. The Lunar IceCube designed at Morehead State will be collecting data about the presence of water and ice resources on the moon. 

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