Six Irvine high schools joined forces to attempt the first successful high school-based nano-satellite launch in the US, on March 22, at The Cove @ UCI. The program called Irvine CubeSat STEM Program was founded by two Irvine dads and boosted with a $150,000 investment by founding partner, Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF).
Together, these students will assemble, test and launch a miniature satellite, called a CubeSat, into low Earth orbit. If the program’s first CubeSat launch is successful, it will be the first high school team in the United States to launch an operational CubeSat into orbit. Continue reading