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2017 NASA KY Schedule

Western KY / Ohio River as viewed from the ISS

RockOn 2016 launch from NASA Wallops Flight Facility carrying a UK payload to 150km. Credit: NASA / Patrick Black.

Hopkinsville Community College celebrating their institution's 50th anniversary with a high-altitude balloon flight in Nov 2015.

Operations Schedule

Recent and upcoming flight and ground projects by institutions in the NASA KY Space Grant Consortium:

FEB 2017
Space-X CRS-10 Launch – Morehead St/Craft Academy/Space Tango; SAGE III


MAR 2017
High-Altitude Balloon Launch – UK Eclipse Team

NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge – KCTCS/OCTC Human Exploration Rover Team


APR 2017
NASA Student Launch Challenge – UofL River City Rocketry

Orbital Sciences OA-7 Launch - UK SG-Sat; Morehead St CXBN-2

IEEE SoutheastCon Student Hardware Competition – Murray St Robotics Team

High-Altitude Balloon Launch – UK Eclipse Team/UK KRUPS Team/Trigg County HS


MAY 2017
NASA Robotic Mining Competition - NASA Kennedy – UK Robotic Mining Team

High-Altitude Balloon Launch – UK Eclipse Team

High-Altitude Balloon Launch – KCTCS/BCTC Eclipse Team

ISS - UK SG-Sat orbital deployment; Morehead St CXBN-II orbital deployment


JUNE 2017
RockSat-X Launch – UK KRUPS Team

High-Altitude Balloon Launch – KCTCS/BCTC Eclipse Team

High-Altitude Balloon Launch – KCTCS/HCC Eclipse Team

ISS - Morehead St/Honeywell DM-7 installation


AUG 2017
National Space Grant Eclipse Ballooning Project - UK Eclipse Team

National Space Grant Eclipse Ballooning Project - KCTCS/BCTC Eclipse Team

National Space Grant Eclipse Ballooning Project - KCTCS/HCC Eclipse Team

National Space Grant Eclipse Ballooning Project – Other states launching in KY – CT, IN, PA