NASA rocket takes 2 U-M student-built satellites into space
About 20 University of Michigan students this morning are celebrating the launch into space of two satellites they built, the Detroit Free Press reported.
The satellites, M-cubed and RAX, will take pictures of earth, test a specialized computer for future space flights and take measurements of the atmosphere, the Free Press reported.
The satellites, launched on a NASA rocket today, were expected to start broadcasting signals mid-morning, the newspaper said. U-M was among three universities with satellites on the rocket.