Morehead State makes contact with satellite

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) - Scientists at Morehead State University have made contact with a satellite built by the school that was launched into space in September.

The Independent (http://bit.ly/VQxFf8) cited a statement from the university in reporting that the next step will be to assist the Cosmic X-Ray Background Nanosatellite perform experiments, including taking measurements that could add insight to physics of the early universe.

The satellite was one of many launched on a U.S. Department of Defense rocket on Sept. 13. Scientists expect it to remain in orbit for about a decade.

The newspaper reports that if the device is operational, it will be the first satellite built entirely in Kentucky to be launched and deployed.