NASA's Space Technology 5 (ST5) Project is building and testing three smaller satellites called micro-satellites. These micro-sats will test and validate new technologies for future science missions. The hope is that ST5 will demonstrate the benefits of a group of small low-cost spacecraft taking measurements at the same time in different locations. Building and testing of all three micro-sats is currently underway and scheduled for launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in late February 2006. ST5 is scheduled to operate in space for at least 90 days.
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All images should be credited to NASA. Edmonia Caldwell, a Thermal Engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is working on ST5 in the photos in row 3; Helen Johnson, a Thermal Design Technician at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, is in the photos in rows 6 and 9. For more information on ST5, please contact Lynn Chandler or Rachel Weintraub.