Morehead State space science students find missing satellite

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) – Two Morehead State University Space Science Center students have tracked down a miniature satellite built by Virginia elementary schools students that was thought to have been lost in space.

The Independent of Ashland reports that Cody Robinson and Maria LeMaster used the university’s 21-meter radio antenna to hunt for the STMSat-1 satellite, whose frequency had not been detected since it was released from the International Space Station on May 16.

Robinson and LeMaster discovered that the signal had shifted down to a lower frequency. The discovery of a faint signal on May 24 meant that students at Arlington, Virginia’s St. Thomas More Elementary School could finally hear and receive images from the satellite they had built.