Send a Student-Built Satellite into Space
On October 28, 2011, a small satellite was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base aboard a Delta II rocket. Once in orbit, the satellite, AubieSat-1, transmitted a familiar cry, “War Eagle” from space to Earth. That satellite was put there by a team of Auburn students.
Now, five years later, a new generation of Auburn students is preparing the next generation of small satellites or “CubeSats” for space. And you can help them get there.
In the Fall of 2015, the prestigious National Science Foundation awarded Auburn funding to work with the University of Alabama at Huntsville to put two CubeSats into space to study Gamma Rays originating from large thunderstorms. Auburn undergraduate students are key to making this project a reality, but the NSF funding doesn’t cover everything they need.
Your support can make their ideas — literally and figuratively — take flight. For donors giving $1,000 or more, your gift will send your name into space, physically engraved on either TRYAD-1 or TRYAD-2 — one of the two CubeSats currently being designed by Auburn students.
However, all donors send an unmistakable message to the students and faculty of the Auburn University Student Space Program — that for Auburn students, the sky is not the limit.
To learn more about the Auburn Student Space Program and the TRYAD missions, visit: http://www.space.auburn.edu/
Thank you in advance for your support and please remember to share the link to our project with family and friends!