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Tuesday, 15 July 2014 14:07

Greek Satellite Launched from NASA

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On July 13, the Λ-Sat satellite (Hellenic Satellite) created by Greek scientists was launched from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

The development of the satellite was led by Periklis Papadopoulos in Silicon Valley, who is an Aerospace Engineer professor at California's University of San Jose.
 
According to NASA, the first ever Greek satellite is flying with the Antares rocket which carries the Cygnus spacecraft, taking scientific and supporting material to the International Space Station (ISS). Cygnus is expected to arrive to ISS on July 16.

The satellite's mission is to study the impact of the cosmic radiation on graphenium while at low earth orbit conditions.

It "also demonstrates a communications platform that monitors Greek merchant ships and their crews in real-time, aiming to improve maritime security and thwart piracy."

Λ-Sat was designed and constructed by the international Greek scientific students group "Lambda Team" ("Λ" team, whose motto is "Greek Minds at Work") is based at Silicon Valley, California.

According to Papadopoulos, Lambda group promotes and supports Greek scientists.

  
 
 

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