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January 2012 updates for Mr. DeWolf

Published: January 15, 2012

Mr. DeWolf writes:

I wanted to share this with you about one of the students I had on our team that explored star formation in Lynds dark nebulae (LDNs) several years ago. Justin Boerma is a student at Michigan Tech University and is involved in their Aerospace Enterprise program as an electrical engineering major.

This is from their website: On January 17 Michigan Tech University was chosen as the winning school in the Air Force Research Laboratory's University Nanosatellite flight competition review (FCR). Michigan Tech will now receive a two-year follow-on contract from AFOSR to perform final integration and testing of the spacecraft to prepare it for launch and also to construct a ground-control station on campus. The DoD Space Test Program will launch the MTU satellite into low-Earth orbit in 2013. The spacecraft will complete a one-year nominal mission controlled from MTU. The satellite has been completely designed and built by MTU undergraduate students during a four-year program.

Justin has often thanked me for getting him involved in NITARP research, having used that experience, in part, to get access to programs such as MTU's Aerospace Enterprise.

The 2023 NITARP application is now available! Go here for the instructions. Applications are due by 3pm Pacific time, Monday Sep 12, 2022. (NOTE: we do not yet know if we will be permitted to travel to the AAS!)