Morehead State Makes Contact With Satellite
By AP News Staff
MOREHEAD, KY - Scientists at Morehead State University have made contact with a satellite built by the school that was launched into space in September.

The Independent cited a statement from the university in reporting that the next step will be to assist the Cosmic X-Ray Background Nanosatellite perform experiments, including taking measurements that could add insight to physics of the early universe.

The satellite was one of many launched on a U.S. Department of Defense rocket on Sept. 13.

Scientists expect it to remain in orbit for about a decade.

The newspaper reports that if the device is operational, it will be the first satellite built entirely in Kentucky to be launched and deployed.

Published 08:05 AM, Saturday Oct. 13, 2012
Updated 08:19 AM, Saturday Oct. 13, 2012

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