NearSpace Launch, Inc. (NSL), a smallsats manufacturer, and NearSpace Education 501c3 (NSE), a STEM non-profit, have expanded their efforts by moving to a new location at 79 East Railroad Street in downtown Upland, Indiana.
NSL and NSE will be celebrating 100+ satellites manufactured and on-orbit plus a Red-Ribbon Cutting that will occur on June 23rd from 12:00-2:00 p.m. NearSpace will be open to the community for tours, a high altitude balloon launch and other fun family activities to celebrate the new facility, which creates opportunities and the revitalization of the Upland downtown area.
The celebration agenda will begin in the afternoon with tours of the new facilities, followed by a balloon launch, and the red-ribbon cutting. The event is family friendly as there will be special speakers, a bouncy house, farmers market, and local food providers. The celebration follows the recent SpaceX Falcon 9 launch with NSL’s TROOP-3 onboard. The TROOP missions bring systems or subsystems to orbit every 3 to 6 months.
“It is a very exciting time to be a part of the Space community,” said Dr. Hank Voss, Co-Founder of NSL. “The current commercial growth is expanding rapidly and NearSpace gets to be a part of it.“
NearSpace Launch, Inc. (NSL) has flown 700+ systems and subsystems into space over the past six years. The company is also the builders of Indiana and Iowa’s first ever satellites. NSL performs research and manufactures ThinSats, cubesats, black box’s, and sat-to-sat enabled communication systems (EyeStar radios) for a variety of commercial, governmental and educational applications.
NearSpace Education (NSE) seeks to support the education of the next generation of professionals, researchers and space scientists through innovative educational programs. For further questions please contact Brandon Pearson, STEM Director at firstname.lastname@example.org