It has been an exciting summer for M-BARC! This past summer, the team applied to test launch a 1U CubeSat through a rideshare program with United Launch Alliance (ULA). The University of Michigan is one of four universities that has been awarded the opportunity to complete this test launch. The program, titled CubeCorp, is a way to encourage STEM education in college students. Through the hard work of the team, especially team lead Michael Gapczynski, M-BARC now has an excellent opportunity to test some of its 3U CubeSat features on this 1U test launch. After submitting an application and a thorough review from ULA, M-BARC was chosen to be a winner and launch with a future Atlas V mission. This is really exciting news for the team! We are all thrilled to receive this opportunity. The timeline for this test launch has not been decided yet, but keep following our story for any future updates. To read more about this win, read the ULA press release at