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.