The Coventry Telegraph newspaper reports on students at Warwick University who are building their own satellite WUSAT-2.
Lucy Lynch writes that eight engineering students are designing their own satellite which will be sent into space. In February or March 2015 they and the project director Dr Bill Crofts will don winter woollies and take their creation to a launch site in northern Sweden, near the town of Kiruna.
It is the second student satellite designed at the university. The first one, last year, was sent up from mid Wales in a high altitude weather balloon.
Once the current satellite has been launched the next step is to create a satellite capable of orbiting the Earth.
Dr Crofts said: “This is a stepping stone to a full orbital launch.”
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