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AST Faculty Michael Zemcov successful integration & test at NASA Wallops Flight Facility

April 11, 2017

AST Faculty Michael Zemcov took CSTARS, the undergraduate student-lead star tracking camera, to NASA Wallops Flight Facility in VA for integration and test.  The group successfully integrated the instrument into the payload and took images of simulated stars at cryogenic temperatures at optical wavelengths, which is a first.  Unfortunately they ran into trouble with the electronics and had to come off the mission, but we’re almost ready to fly.