Known as the “Mission Possible” program, the school continues to make progress—on November 21, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., the grand opening of the Saint Thomas More Mission Operations Center (MOC) will take place. This facility, located at the school, will be used to control the satellite in space and will receive images captured by the satellite will also serve as the headquarters for the worldwide Remote Mission Operations Center network.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held and the Mission Elapsed Time clock will be started. At 10:00 a.m. in the school parking lot, the satellite will be lofted to an altitude of 800 feet by a large balloon. From this altitude, the Earth Observation / Asteroid Detection Camera will take an image which will be received by the MOC. Student Mission Specialists will conduct all of the tests.