Passage 1 (2007 湖南,A}
In June, 2007, a group of student? from eight high schools in Winnipeg, the capital of Canada's Manitoba province, will begin test-launching (试发射) a satellite the si2e of a Rubik's cube.
The one-kilogram Win-Cube satellite, named for its home city and its shape, will be put into low orbit. Once in space, it can perform for a few months or up to several years, communicating information that could help find the early signs of earthquakes.
There are 80 similar satellite projects worldwide, but this is the first high-school based program of its kind in Canada. 30 Manitoba high school students are having a hand in designing and building the satellite, in cooperation with aerospace (航空航天的) experts and 10 students from the University of Manitoba, and with support from two other organizations.