Missouri S&T Student-Developed Satellite Launches Aboard SpaceX Rocket

With faculty guidance and the support of NASA’s Undergraduate Student Instrument Project, Missouri S&T students and alumni worked for eight years to design a satellite that launched on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket in March. 

According to NASA, “The Multi-Mode Mission, or M³, developed by Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Satellite research team, is a CubeSat intended to demonstrate a new way to reposition spacecraft in flight.”

The successful launch not only underscores the remarkable skill and knowledge of the students working on the project, but also highlights Missouri S&T’s commitment to hands-on, experiential learning. 

As its website states, Missouri S&T is the 15th smartest public college in the U.S., and offers “Real-World Ready Education.” The college is focused on engineering and computing education that prepares students for the future.

Another example of S&T’s commitment to “Solving for Tomorrow” was its recent investment in a‘WarpSPEE3D’ metal 3D printer as part of a broader initiative that includes the creation of the Missouri Protoplex, an advanced manufacturing research and development facility on campus.