SBUDNIC, a bread-loaf-sized cube satellite with a drag sail made from Kapton polyimide film, designed and built by students at Brown was launched into space last May on a SpaceX rocket. Image courtesy of Marco Cross.Read the full story on Brown News. 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Common sense suggests that space missions can only happen with multimillion-dollar budgets, materials built to withstand the unforgiving conditions beyond Earth’s atmosphere, and as a result of work done by highly trained specialists.