About the BAMA-1 Mission
The BAMA-1 mission is the first satellite mission to successfully deliver hardware to outer space. The project was entirely led and developed by undergraduate students, mostly in the University of Alabama College of Engineering. The team was able to successfully design, build, test, assemble, and deliver a fully functioning satellite to NASA for launch through the CubeSat Launch Initiative.
On 10 February 2022, an attempt was made to launch the BAMA-1 CubeSat into orbit. Unfortunately, there was an issue with the launch vehicle during its ascent, which resulted in none of the payloads being delivered into orbit. The UASPACE / BAMA-1 team would like to thank NASA for selecting us to be a part of the 2020 CubeSat Launch Initiative, NanoRacks LLC for all their help and guidance leading up to the launch attempt, and to all of our sponsors (without whom the BAMA-1 CubeSat would not have been possible). The team would also like to thank Astra Space, Inc. for their hospitality during payload integration and for the opportunity to be a part of their first launch attempt from Cape Canaveral, FL.