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Ohio State Research Satellite Blasts Into Space

The Ohio State University has sent its first satellite into space.

The CubeSat Radiometer Radio Frequency Interference Technology Validation mission, also known as CubeRRT, looks to improve the transmission of radio communication between Earth and astronauts.

Project leader Joel Johnson, a professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering at Ohio State, says the growth of manmade radio transmissions is making it increasingly difficult to detect Earth’s natural microwave radiation. This influx is called radio frequency interference, or RFI.

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