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Beacon Satellites

A photograph of a graduate student working with a cube satellite.

Headed by associate professor, James Cutler, in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, the team is in the process of assembling the Tandem Beacon Experiment (TBEx), consisting of a tandem pair of CubeSats. The aim of the satellites is for them to study how the dynamics and processesi n the troposphere can act to cause variability in the behavior of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere. Photo: Akhil Kantipuly Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing