|UND AgCam set for Nov. 14 trip to International Space Station|
A high-tech specialty camera designed, built, and delivered to NASA by a team of University of North Dakota students and faculty is set for a trip aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour for delivery to the International Space Station. This is Shuttle mission number STS-126. This will be the third UND-connected space mission this year.
Lift-off at Kennedy Space Center, is set for Friday, Nov. 14, at approximately 6:55 Central Standard Time.
AgCam, designed and crafted to exacting NASA space flight standards by students from UND departments, including space studies, engineering, and earth system science, will capture on-demand images of land and other topographic features across the upper Midwest. These images will be used as a decision support system resource by farmers, ranchers, tribal resource managers, and researchers. Among many other uses, AgCam multispectral images can be used to analyze crops, forest resources, and other plants. Educators also will have access to these images for in-classroom use as part of environmental, geography, and related curricula.
Web links: http://www.engineering.und.edu/news/AgCamSendoff press release.pdf