Idaho’s first Satellite, 3D printed and ready for launch.

Idaho’s first Satellite, 3D printed and ready for launch.

View Larger Image MakerSat, Idaho’s first satellite will be launched by NASA and uses 3D printing to advance scientific discovery. The satellite was made by a team of two professors and four students from Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) who developed the device over two years. The research project will investigate how 3D printed materials behave in the vacuum of space. Speaking to Idaho local news station, KBOI, NNU student Connor Nogales said, “ We’d like to someday 3D print a spacecraft or a structure in space, and this satellite tests ‘how much material do we use?’ and ‘how much […]

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