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Uploaded on Jan 3, 2012
While better known as technology demonstrators for up and coming astro-engineers, CubeSats are increasingly capable and sophisticated spacecraft. Built at Morehead State University with help from Kentucky Space, a two-unit CubeSat called the X-Ray Background Nanosatellite (CXBN) was hand delivered in early January. After it flies in August, the craft will study the poorly understood X-ray background remnant from the Big Bang, contributing new knowledge to Big Bang cosmology. Kentucky Space is a leader in building small, high value spacecraft such as the CXBN.