Also on board the rocket is another payload. The NASA Nanosatellite mission, called Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa), is a secondary payload that contains three tiny satellites called CubeSats.
These miniaturized satellies have a mass of only 1.33 kilograms and a volume of one liter. These small cube-shaped objects were designed by students at U.S. universities:
'¢ Montana State University (main campus: Missoula): Explorer-1 PRIME (E1P)
'¢ Kentucky State University at Frankfort: KySat-1
'¢ University of Colorado at Boulder: HERMES
The live coverage of the launch will be provided by NASA beginning at 7:30 a.m. PST. Check out NASA TV on the Web.