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Satellite designed by NNU Students Set to Depart from the ISS

January 28, 2020


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NAMPA, Idaho—On Friday, January 31, viewers can tune in online to watch the departure of the Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo craft, which will be carrying Makersat 1 — a satellite designed by a talented team of NNU students. The live footage will show the cargo craft as it departs from the International Space Station (ISS). On February 1, Makersat 1 will be launched into space, making it NNU’s third satellite to embark on space travel.

  • January 31: NNU’s Makersat 1 will depart from the International Space Station aboard the Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo craft
  • Live footage will begin at January 31 at 9:15 a.m. EST. The launch is scheduled for 9:35 a.m. EST
  • Watch the launch live: https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public

Northwest Nazarene University is a private, Christian university and is committed to a holistic education that develops students intellectually, socially, physically, and spiritually. We're excited for our engineering department's success in the field of aerospace, and strongly believe their diligent work ties in closely with our mission as a university to push the intellectual limits of what is possible.