Morehead State space science students find missing satellite

AP News
Posted: Jun 03, 2016 1:34 PM

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Two Morehead State University Space Science Center students have tracked down a miniature satellite built by Virginia elementary schools students that was thought to have been lost in space.

The Independent of Ashland ( ) reports that Cody Robinson and Maria LeMaster used the university's 21-meter radio antenna to hunt for the STMSat-1 satellite, whose frequency had not been detected since it was released from the International Space Station on May 16.

Robinson and LeMaster discovered that the signal had shifted down to a lower frequency. The discovery of a faint signal on May 24 meant that students at Arlington, Virginia's St. Thomas More Elementary School could finally hear and receive images from the satellite they had built.


Information from: The Independent,