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U of Louisiana-Lafayette mini-satellite zipping around Earth

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A cubical satellite small enough to sit on the palm of your hand is zipping around the world and sending data about radiation to the Louisiana students who designed and built itByThe Associated PressJanuary 23, 2021, 5:30 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLAFAYETTE, La. -- A cubical satellite small enough to sit on the palm of your hand is zipping around the world and sending data about radiation to the Louisiana students who designed and built it.The satellite, called CAPE-3, carries a chip designed and built by students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette to detect radiation, with an eye to keeping astronauts safe.“The detectors would provide liquid crystal display readings so astronauts could constantly monitor how much radiation they’re being expo...