NASA has slated Michigan Technological University’s second scholar-developed satellite
for a March 2021 deployment from the Global Space Station (ISS).
Stratus, named for its cloud-imaging mission, will be carried to the house station,
two hundred miles over Earth, in a SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule on a Falcon 9 rocket. The
Dragon will dock to the ISS.
“Stratus will be unloaded by the crew, then put in the Kibo Module’s airlock, where by
the Japanese Experiment Module Remote Manipulator System robotic arm will shift the
satellite into the correct placement and deploy it into house,” stated Brad King, Michigan Tech’s Henes