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ChargerSat 1 launches into outer space

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ChargerSat 1 will orbit the Earth from six months to two years before it re-enters the atmosphere. (Source: UAH) ChargerSat 1 will orbit the Earth from six months to two years before it re-enters the atmosphere. (Source: UAH)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A satellite built by UAH students is heading through outer space.

The ChargerSat 1 launched with 27 other student-built satellites Tuesday night on a NASA rocket. The Minotaur 1 lifted off from a regional NASA site in Virginia.

The UAH satellite is a four-inch cube that weighs 2.2 pounds. It will orbit the earth anywhere from six months to two years before re-entering the atmosphere.

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