September 6, 2011
Space Shuttle Discovery photographed by the Micro-Electromechanical System-Based (MEMS) PICOSAT Inspector (MEPSI) mini-satellite, shortly after its release from Discovery's payload bay. The coffee cup-sized low-power inspection satellite will demonstrate the use of tiny, low-power satellites to observe larger spacecraft. It will test the function of small camera systems and gyroscopes. Photo credit: DOD Space Test Program.
Topics: Environment, Manned spacecraft, Space, Spacecraft, On Orbit Mission Control, PicoSAT, Space Test Program, Miniaturized satellite, Space Shuttle Discovery, Satellites, Space Shuttle