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Morehead State scientists hope to fly with NASA

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- Morehead State University scientists are hoping to build and fly a series of satellites on NASA missions similar to objects they build and launched into orbit last year.

Morehead State Space Center Director Ben Malphrus told The Independent the satellites would collect data scientists would use to produce the most precise measurement ever made of the diffuse X-ray background emanating from the early universe."

The satellite is the CXBN, one of the breadloaf-sized cube sats that are revolutionizing space missions, making space accessible to smaller universities and the private sector.

When the first satellite was launched in September 2012 as a secondary payload on a NASA rocket, it marked the first launch and successful orbital deployment and operation of a satellite entirely built in Kentucky.

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