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Tethers Unlimited’s Multi-Application Survivable Tether Experiment Reaches Orbit

By Marc Boucher
April 8, 2013
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Tethers Unlimited’s “Multi-Application Survivable Tether” (MAST) Experiment today reached orbit as a secondary payload on a Dnepr rocket as a part of the University CubeSat program.

The MAST experiment consists of three picosatellites. For launch, these three picosatellites stack together into a volume about the size of a loaf of bread. Once on orbit, the picosatellites will separate and deploy a 1,000 meter long Hoytetherâ„¢ structure.

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