HOUGHTON – A satellite built by students at Michigan Technological University was one of 24 to launch into space aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket Tuesday, June 25.

The school reports in a news release that the student-built nanosatellite Oculus-ASR will assist the federal government “in more efficient and accurate monitoring of the myriad of objects circling the globe.”

“Over the past 10 years, hundreds of students in the Aerospace Enterprise at Michigan Tech have worked on the Oculus-ASR and are now Michigan Tech alumni from a wide variety of majors,” Janet Callahan, dean of the college of engineering, said in the release.

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