UC San Diego Students 3D print satellite for lunar orbit via NASA’s Cube Quest Challenge

UC San Diego Students 3D print satellite for lunar orbit via NASA's Cube Quest Challenge

We may soon see the first satellite built by students to orbit the moon. An ambitious team of undergraduates from Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) at University of California San Diego ( UCSD ) have officially set their sights on NASA’s Cube Quest Challenge . And in what should come as no surprise to some, 3D printing featured heavily in the construction of this underdog satellite. The competition, which is sponsored by NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate Centennial Challenge Program, offers $5.5 million to the team that designs, builds, and delivers a flight-qualified small satellite […]

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