NASA Competition Winners Form Small Business to Launch CubeSats into Deep SpaceOn March 16, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
We’re building a satellite. We developed a 6U CubeSat for NASA Cube Quest that’s going into deep space. We’re children of the maker movement. We actually formed because of the challenge. It’s become a business. We’re trying to win the farthest communication distance prize. So we’re going to actually ride the SLS and
they’re dropping us off passed the Moon. We get kicked out, solar panels pop open. We’re actually flying some new technology. We’ve invented a form of ionic plasma propulsion. We’re using a very minute amount of fuel to
achieve a huge amount of thrust. It’s pretty revolutionary. And we’re having to develop technology just
to allow for the communications that we need. All the panels face up and it twirls. So we’re developing a line of satellite dishes
that are small and portable that track moving satellites as it comes across the horizon. Then we can actually prove to NASA that we were able to communicate that data back to Earth successfully. We’ve got passion, we’ve got drive. A lot of brilliant people all across the country
working together to make this happen.