NASA has selected eight small research satellites from seven states to fly as either auxiliary payloads or deployments from the International Space Station (ISS). These missions are currently planned to launch in the 2023-2026 timeframe. The selected CubeSats were proposed by educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and NASA centers in response to NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) call for proposals issued on August 9, 2021.
The organizations and the CubeSats chosen during this selection round are:
- Arizona State University – Star-Planet Activity Research CubeSat (SPARCS)
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Virtual Super-Resolution Optics with Reconfigurable Swarms (VISORS)
- NASA Langley Research Center – ARCSTONE
- California Polytechnic State University – Additively Manufactured Deployable Radiator with Oscillating Heat Pipes (AMDROHPSat)
- Olin College – Space Weather Atmospheric Reconfigurable Multiscale Experiment (SWARM-EX)
- University of New Hampshire – 3U3-A
- Utah State University – Active Cooling for Multispectral Earth Sensors (ACMES)
- Arizona State University – Deployable Optical Receiver Aperture (DORA)
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