The American Radio Relay League reports:
The application deadline to take part in NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI) is Tuesday, November 22. NASA has invited accredited education institutions, nonprofit organizations, and NASA centres to join the adventure and challenge of space, while helping the agency to achieve its exploration goals. Many research CubeSats launched as part of the CSLI have carried Amateur Radio payloads.
CSLI provides CubeSat developers with a low-cost pathway to space, in order to conduct research that advances NASA’s strategic goals in science, exploration, technology development, education, and operations.
The initiative provides students, teachers, and faculty members with a chance to gain hands-on flight hardware development experience by designing, building, and operating small research satellites. NASA will announce its selections by February 17, 2017; selection does not guarantee a launch opportunity.
Selected experiments are considered auxiliary payloads on NASA launches or for International Space Station deployment starting next year and continuing through 2020.
More information on CSLI is on the NASA website. — Thanks to NASA