Engineering majors Jesse Frey, left, Morgan Johnson, center, and Patrick Wade hold the "cubesat" They designed and built as part of their work with the work with the Alaska Space Grant program. The miniature satellite is scheduled to be launched into space in August, 2015 from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California.

The first University of Alaska Fairbanks student-designed and -built small research satellite, or CubeSat, will fly on the NASA National Reconnaissance Office’s Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment, or GRACE, scheduled to launch on Oct. 8, 2015, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. GRACE is an auxiliary payload to the NRO’s L-55 mission.

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Invasive species workshop hosted in Juneau

Registration is open for the Alaska Invasive Species Workshop Oct. 27-29 in Juneau. The annual workshop will highlight invasive species management and science in Southeast Alaska and emerging issues statewide. It will take place at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 West Willoughby Ave., in downtown Juneau.

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