Student-Built Satellites Communicate in Real-Time

This animation details how two student-built satellites work in space. The 60-plus pound satellites, named Emma and Sara Lily, were launched into orbit November 19, 2010 from the Kodiak Launch Complex in Alaska. At 6:35 am on March 22, 2011, the satellites successfully separated in space, making them the first student-developed mission in which satellites orbit and communicate with each other in real-time.