| The CubeSat Project became a success with over 100 groups developing satellites and currently
(October 2009) 33 Cubesats in orbit, another 24 awaiting launch, and at least an additional 30
looking for launch opportunities. Success rates have been surprisingly high considering that these
satellites are developed by inexperienced students often as the first spacecraft from their
institutions with this many institutes participating in the CubeSat program, the educational benefits are tremendous.