Kyung Hee University co-produces miniaturized satellites for NASA

A miniaturized satellite called TRIO-CINEMA CubeSat, developed by the Space Science Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, is scheduled to be put into orbit this summer. / Courtesy of UC Berkeley

The School of Space Research at Kyung Hee University is collaborating with the Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group at Imperial College London to make a set of miniaturized satellites to study the weather in space.

The collaboration began under the TRIO-CINEMA project last year when the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) asked the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) to join the project. A deal specifying the expected roles and financial contributions of all parties was signed in November.

“This project to explore outer space using compact satellites is the first of its kind and is the first exploration mission by Korea,” said an astronomy and space science professor at Kyung Hee University.

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