MESAT1 Integrated Aboard Launch Vehicle

Two UMaine researchers traveled to Vandenberg Space Force Base in California in April to install MESAT1, Maine’s first CubeSat, into a dispenser to be loaded onto the Firefly Aerospace launch vehicle carrying the satellite into space.

Joseph Patton, a Ph.D. student, and Dr. Ali Abedi, professor of electrical and computer engineering, completed the integration in Firefly’s clean room at Vandenberg. 

No launch date has yet been announced.

This update was provided by UMaine News.