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The University of Minnesota's Nanosat project is a student led project sponsored jointly by the Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. In the project, students design and build a working satellite, from initial concept to a final working vehicle stage. The winning team's design must be flight ready by June 2007. Projects are periodically evaluated on Student Particpation, Techincal Relevance/Excellence and Flyability. Design and function of each satellite is up to each individual team, and day to day project operations are handled by the students themselves.
The University of Minnesota's Nanosat team is lead by Principal Investigator Dr. Demoz Gebre-Egziabher. The U of M Nanosat team currently consits of four staff memebers, and our office is located in Room 20 of Akerman Hall. All design, developement and testing is done in the Nanosat office. Design Professor Jeff Hammer will also be helping assist the students on the Nanosat project.