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Utah Tech receives NASA grant for water management solutions project

ST. GEORGE — Utah Tech University has been awarded a NASA mini-grant to develop a CubeSat aiming to aid water resource management in Utah. The project was initiated on May 18 this year and will run until May 17, 2025.

A CubeSat is a small satellite developed by California Polytechnic State University and Stanford in the early 2000s aimed at giving university students the opportunity to gain experience in space engineering.

This year’s CubeSat is a water desalination project in coordination with the Utah Water Resource Division and Water Conservancy District.

If successful, phase two would involve finding a launch vehicle and possibly launching the device into space the following year. Dr. Monte Kennedy, a retired aerospace engineer and adjunct professor at Utah Tech with 45 years of experience in the field, told St. George News he spearheaded the proposal to NASA.

Read the entire story at St. George News.

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