Computer Science PhD student Jeremy Straub discussed the OpenOrbiter program on August 24, 2015 on the Prairie Public Radio Main Street radio program. He discussed ongoing work to complete the spacecraft by the December 2015 'hand over' date to NASA as well as the benefits of student participation in interdisciplinary projects.
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- UND miniature satellite approved by NASA for spring launch – San Francisco Chronicle
- Tiny satellite from UND awarded space launch – Grand Forks Herald
- UND to launch into Orbit – Dakota Student
- UND Computer Science Researchers Win NSF Grant to Teach Mission Critical Skills
- It Takes a Team to Launch a Satellite – Grand Forks Herald
- Heitkamp Announces Significant Federal Funding for Research at UND, NDSU
PhD student Jeremy Straub and Research Experience for Undergraduates participants Alex, Delia, Emily, Matthew, Samuel and Wentong appeared on The Space Show on August 11, 2015. The REU participants each described the projects that they had been working on during the summer. Jeremy commented on the level of work that had been performed and also discussed how some of the work was aimed towards filling a critical niche in space cybersecurity.
Dr. Ronald Marsh and PhD student Jeremy Straub appeared on The Space Show on August 18th, 2014 where they discussed the OpenOrbiter program as well as the upcoming Research Experience for Undergraduates program that will be running for the next three years in the Computer Science Department.
The OpenOrbiter satellite program at UND seeks to develop a small, but highly capable spacecraft. Jeremy Straub and Josh Berk explain this student-run project.