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FalconSAT-8 launches on X-37B United Launch Alliance photo/Jeff Spotts GREAT HAPPENINGS AT THE U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY FalconSAT-8, a satellite built by Air Force Academy cadets, successfully launched into their students to work on flight hardware space May 17 aboard the X-37B, Orbital Test Vehicle sponsored by the Department components," Good said. "Cadets are given of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office and built by Boeing. This is the first time a satellite built and designed by cadets rode into space aboard the X-37B. "Few undergraduate programs allow and design and build their own flight hands-on work that allows us to get a feel for real engineering on real projects." FalconSAT-8 carries five experimental payloads, and members of the Cadet Space Lt. Col. Dan Showalter, assistant astronautics professor at the Academy, said satelite. "as novel as this mode of transportation might be, the purpose for cadets in the school's space program is the same as it was when the school's space program began in the 80s. Operations Squadron will operate the There's little doubt that the work by cadets will have an effect on the new Space Force, which opened for business in December and is designed to maintain and enhance the competitive edge of the Defense Department in space. Eighty-six cadets in this year's graduating class commissioned into the Space Force. "FalconSAT-8 is an educational platform for cadets. We perform technology demonstrations for the Air Force," he said. Showalter added that several cadets, including 2020 graduates Reagan Good and Claudio Yambao, traveled to Cape Canaveral, Florida, to deliver, test and integrate FalconSAT-8 with the X-37B. Visit usafa.edu to learn more about the impact cadets are having on our community and the U.S. Air Force. This sponsored feature provided through a joint venture between: AIR FORCE ACADEMY FOUNDATION THE COLORADO THIRTY GROUP FalconSAT-8 launches on X-37B United Launch Alliance photo/Jeff Spotts GREAT HAPPENINGS AT THE U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY FalconSAT-8, a satellite built by Air Force Academy cadets, successfully launched into their students to work on flight hardware space May 17 aboard the X-37B, Orbital Test Vehicle sponsored by the Department components," Good said. "Cadets are given of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office and built by Boeing. This is the first time a satellite built and designed by cadets rode into space aboard the X-37B. "Few undergraduate programs allow and design and build their own flight hands-on work that allows us to get a feel for real engineering on real projects." FalconSAT-8 carries five experimental payloads, and members of the Cadet Space Lt. Col. Dan Showalter, assistant astronautics professor at the Academy, said satelite. "as novel as this mode of transportation might be, the purpose for cadets in the school's space program is the same as it was when the school's space program began in the 80s. Operations Squadron will operate the There's little doubt that the work by cadets will have an effect on the new Space Force, which opened for business in December and is designed to maintain and enhance the competitive edge of the Defense Department in space. Eighty-six cadets in this year's graduating class commissioned into the Space Force. "FalconSAT-8 is an educational platform for cadets. We perform technology demonstrations for the Air Force," he said. Showalter added that several cadets, including 2020 graduates Reagan Good and Claudio Yambao, traveled to Cape Canaveral, Florida, to deliver, test and integrate FalconSAT-8 with the X-37B. Visit usafa.edu to learn more about the impact cadets are having on our community and the U.S. Air Force. This sponsored feature provided through a joint venture between: AIR FORCE ACADEMY FOUNDATION THE COLORADO THIRTY GROUP

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