South African High School Student Satellite Launch

XinaBox (pronounced: X in a Box) is the tech being used by high school students to collect data in space!

Over one hundred schools have participated in this ground-breaking space journey to collect data, aptly called the ThinSat® Programme.

Launch takes place on the 15th November 2018, with the Cygnus NG-10 mission from Wallops Island in Virginia, USA. Fifty-five student ThinSats will be deployed at an altitude of roughly 250km and will enter what is known as Extreme Low Earth Orbit (ELEO).

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