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Livestream Event: Launch of the Cygnus NG-15 and ThickSat satellite

Students at Space@VT prepare their satellite for preflight testing.

Countdown to launch! Virginia Tech invites you to join researchers, faculty and students for an exclusive technical session prior to the launch of Northrop Grumman's Cygnus NG-15 robotic resupply mission to the International Space Station from Wallops Island, Virginia. Onboard will be a number of student projects, including Virginia Tech's student-built ThickSat satellite.  

This 60-minute livestream broadcast will take place on February 20, from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.

The briefing will preview these mission highlights: 

  • Meet the team of students and their faculty advisors behind the ThickSat satellite
  • Learn how Virginia Tech's experiment will test a composite boom for the NASA Langley Research Center, and how it will impact future spaceflight missions such as the Advanced Composite Solar Sail System (ACS3) mission
  • Hear from student subteams including electronics, structures, and the future of the space engineering program at Virginia Tech
  • Watch the launch live from
  • Live Q&A
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