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WSC SHOWS OFF ITS NEW SATELLITE

Weber State College unveiled its new satellite recently, and officials are hoping the satellite will be launched in 1992.

The stationary satellite will sit about 23,000 miles above the equator, and the craft will be launched aboard a French Ariane rocket."Unless someone beats us, this will be the first amateur geostationary satellite launched," said Robert Twiggs, director of the school's Aerospace Technology Center.

The college was the first school in the nation to build and launch a satellite, NUSAT 1, which was launched in 1985