concept3-970x454-2-470x220To celebrate the launch of the Simulation-To-Flight-1 (STF-1) Mission,  students and individuals in the community have been challenged to design the Mission Patch. The Simulation-To-Flight-1 (STF-1) Mission will be the first time West Virginia has put a CubeSat in Space.

This unique CubeSat will be developed by NASA’s Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Program and West Virginia University (WVU). STF-1’s primary mission objective will be to prove that using NASA IV&V’s simulation capabilities, you can save time, effort, and money in CubeSat development. The CubeSat will have 3 science objectives all developed by WVU.

The WVU Mechanical and Aerospace Department will have Global Positioning System (GPS) and Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) experiments on board. The WVU Department of Physics and Astronomy will be focusing on magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling and space weather. The WVU Lane Department of Computer Science & Electrical Engineering be researching the performance and durability of III-V nitride-based materials.

For more information, visit the STF-1 website at