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Like the solar sail cube sat, NEO Scout, we will also be going to the moon but will remain in orbit there for 60 days and then will travel to a storage orbit between Earth and Mars.

This video is a great representation of the journey that the Miles cube sat will be traversing once we launch in late 2018 with Exploration Mission 1 (EM-1) aboard NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS). As the video indicates, there are twelve spots aboard EM-1 for secondary payloads (for cube sats). The NASA CubeQuest challenge has three spots dedicated to the winners of the challenge.

Miles took first place in Ground Tournament 1 but the critical ground tournament to decide those three spots will occur with Ground Tournament 4. Team Miles led the pack, winning against strong entries from MIT, Cornell, and ten other teams. The top contenders are very competent and that is important because NASA has indicated that, with strong competitor performance in the design tournaments, EM-1 might open additional secondary payload spots to a greater number of the top performing teams in the NASA CubeQuest Challenge. But to do that, we need your help to spread the word, the enthusiasm, and the call for support for this effort. We look forward to taking this journey together.

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