Student Cubesat Launched to ISS

    April 24, 2017

    Launch of Atlas V rocket with ExAlta 1 on boardThe Ex-Alta 1 cube satellite – an Alberta first – has been successfully delivered to the International Space Station and is now waiting to begin its mission.  On April 18, the satellite was launched into space on board an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral as part of the cargo of the Orbital ATK Cygnus resupply vessel.  Once in orbit, it took 4 days for the module to dock at the ISS.

    The next step for the satellite is to be deployed from the ISS which will happen later this year.