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  • File photo provided by Ryan Bourque -- CAPE-2, a small satellite designed and built by University of Louisiana at Lafayette students, was launched several months ago from a Minotaur I rocket.

  • Advocate staff photo by BRYAN TUCK -- Telecommunications expert and team mentor Nick Pugh, seated, left, sits with picosatellite team members Rizwan Merchant, seated, right, and standing from left, Vance Doumit, Alex Wehmann, Nathan Cooley, Travis Loftin and Alex Lanclos at Madison Hall on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus last month in Lafayette.