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Vermont Lunar CubeSat Project
Here is the completed photo of the Earth.  This was sent from the CubeSat to us using SPARK/Ada software.

The Lunar CubeSat photo is of Port Hedland on the coast of Western Australia.

Land View from CubeSat in spaceview from CubeSat in spaceEarth View

Working fully: Firefly from NASA Goddard and Phonesat 3 from NASA Ames, Vermont Lunar (us!!! :). Only in Sunlight: CAPE II from University of Louisiana – Lafayette. KYSat is no longer working. There are only four out of the fourteen in our launch that are working at all , and CAPE II only works in sunlight,as they killed their batteries by overcharging ( they were using software battery protection, and because of unfamiliarity with the CVS, the loaded some test software instead of their flight software into their CubeSat before launch).4/5/14 More CubeSat photos from space!  3/24/2014 – A   photograph taken by the VTC cubesat. This was sent from the CubeSat to us using SPARK/Ada   software.  The Lunar CubeSat photo is of Port Hedland on the coast of Western Australia.  Courtesy of Carl Brandon, Vermont Tech   CubeSat Lab Director  (

Congratulations are in order for Professor Carl Brandon of Vermont  Technical College for being elected  as a Top Innovator in Embedded  Computing Design Magazine.  See for more details Media
Cubesats to the Moon (Mars and Saturn, Too) | Space | Air & Space Magazine. The next generation of planetary explorers. Vermont Tech CubeSat is included: coverage of the VTC project
Dear Vermont Space Grant Consortium Affiliates and VT NASA EPSCoR TAC Committee Members,
Please see the following message from VSGC/NASA EPSoR Director, Darren Hitt: Good morning,On behalf of the Vermont Space Grant & NASA EPSCoR Program,I am pleased to inform you that the State of Vermont now has its own "cubesat" satellite in space as of last evening.The "Lunar Lander" CubeSat project developed at Vermont Technical College under Prof. Carl Brandon
successfully launched along with 10 other university cubesats aboard a Minotaur 1 rocket last night around 8:30 PM EST from NASA's Wallops Island Launch Facility in Virginia.  The latest update from VTC is that they have successfully established radio communications with their cubesat in orbit. In addition to the primary satellite development work performed at VTC, additional logisitical support in
communications and orbit planning was provided by collaborating faculty  and students at Norwich University, St. Michael's College and the University of Vermont.This mission was supposed to launch on a NASA missile but ended up launching on an Air Force Military missile from Wallops Island.Minotaur 1 launch.  Live TV coverage of the Minotaur-1 launch
Vermont Lunar CubeSat Project
Space exploration is happening right under our noses, even in Vermont.Although this is a deployment from the International Space Station, ours would have looked very similar. Ours was the third one out, corresponding to the one on the right. Ours ( ) is on the Minotaur 1 launch.  Live TV coverage of the Minotaur-1 launch.   For those space enthusiasts among you...WCAX coverage of the VTC project     more info….An estimated 37 satellites carrying amateur radio payloads are expected to be deployed this week.



5/2/14_VT Lunar CubeSat is the only university CubeSat from ELaNa IV that is fully operating from the launch from the NASA Wallops Island Facility on November 19, 2013.

8/19/16 _ VTSGC industrial affiliate Ryan McDevitt, UVM student Greg Castaldi and Director Hitt attended a Space Grant CubeSat Workshop promoting best practices for university cubesat design, development and launch.