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Auburn University Launches Satellite

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) –  Auburn University sent the first student-built satellite by students in the state of Alabama into space Friday morning from Vanderberg Air Force Base in California.    

The satellite communicated with auburn students in Morse Code, with the phrase "War Eagle".

War Eagle was the signal that the launch was successful and the satellite is in orbit and operating correctly. 

The students will measure the decrease of solar cell efficiency over time on protected versus non-protected solar panels.

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