Text Size

FASTSAT Aliveness Testing
Microsatellite FASTSAT launches from Kodiak, Alaska on Nov. 19, 2010. › View larger
FASTSAT launches from Kodiak, Alaska. Credit: Steven Young/Spaceflight Now
On Saturday, Nov. 20, FASTSAT made contact with ground stations at Svalbard, Norway and Kodiak, Alaska, and received commands from and communicated with mission controllers at the small satellite command center located at the Huntsville Operations and Science Control Center at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The satellite continues to function nominally as the commissioning phase of the mission continues.

For more updates on FASTSAT visit the FASTSAT site.

Holly Zell
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center