NASA has slated Michigan Technological University’s next pupil-constructed satellite
for a March 2021 deployment from the Global Area Station (ISS).
Stratus, named for its cloud-imaging mission, will be carried to the space station,
200 miles higher than Earth, in a SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule on a Falcon nine rocket. The
Dragon will dock to the ISS.
“Stratus will be unloaded by the crew, then positioned in the Kibo Module’s airlock, exactly where
the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator Program robotic arm will go the
satellite into the appropriate position and deploy it into space,” explained Brad King, Michigan Tech’s Henes