University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography assists in nanosatellite research

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) – Researchers at the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are working on a project that is, “out of this world.”

They have teamed up with the University of North Carolina Wilmington and other partners to launch a nanosatellite, named the SEAHAWK-1 CubeSat.

This nanosatellite only weighs about 11 pounds and is about the size of a toaster.

Despite its size, the nanosatellite takes high quality photos that allow researchers to analyze the color of the ocean across the planet.

The SEAHAWK-1 CubeSat rotates around the earth about once every 90 minutes.

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