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2014-04-18 20:20:17

WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 2.5 tons of NASA science investigations and cargo are on the way to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft. The spacecraft launched atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3:25 p.m. EDT Friday, April 18. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The mission is the company's third cargo delivery flight to the station...

Meet Space Station’s Small Satellite Launcher Suite 'Cyclops'
2014-04-04 11:40:18

[ Watch The Video: NASA Animation Shows ISS’s Cyclops Satellite Deployer ] NASA It used to be that building and launching a working satellite was an enormously expensive and complex undertaking, feasible only for governmental and military agencies. But the CubeSat revolution of the past decade has placed satellite technology within reach of private companies, universities and even unaffiliated individuals. That revolution has been boosted by the existence of the International...

Dragon ISS Resupply Mission Delayed Two Weeks By SpaceX
2014-03-14 14:11:20

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA and SpaceX have decided to delay the launch of the Dragon capsule’s third Commercial Resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The Elon Musk-founded company announced on Thursday evening that it will be moving Dragon’s launch from March 16 to March 30. “Both Falcon 9 and Dragon are in good health; given the critical payloads on board and significant upgrades to Dragon, the additional time will ensure...

International Space Station Deployment Of CubeSats Continues
2014-03-04 09:46:55

Laura Niles, NASA It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a CubeSat! With so many small, relatively inexpensive satellites deploying lately from the International Space Station, it may seem like the area referred to as low-Earth orbit, between 100 and 1,240 miles above the planet, is full of these compact cubes. The miniature satellites, or CubeSats, conduct research and demonstration missions. In the span of several weeks, 33 new CubeSats deployed from the space station. The NanoRacks...

2014-03-03 23:01:33

NanoRacks LLC announces the successful completion of an ambitious launch program for small satellites and in so doing has broken the record of the most CubeSats deployed in a single mission to the International Space Station. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 NanoRacks LLC announces the successful completion of an ambitious launch program for small satellites and in so doing has broken the record of the most CubeSats deployed in a single mission to the International Space Station....

2014-02-12 23:04:42

NanoRacks announced successful deployment of the first two cubesats from the International Space Station (ISS) that will be the largest cubesat deployment in history. The first two cubesats are part of a constellation of 28 satellites for its customer, Planet Labs. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 NanoRacks announced successful deployment of the first two cubesats from the International Space Station (ISS) that will be the largest cubesat deployment in history. The first two cubesats...

international space station
2014-02-12 05:58:04

[ Watch the Video: Flock Of Doves Launch From ISS ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new fleet of small satellites believed to be the largest single constellation of Earth-imaging probes ever launched began deploying from the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday, NASA officials have announced. The Flock 1 satellites, as they have been dubbed, were built and operated by San Francisco-based Planet Labs, the US space agency explained. The 28 probes,...

2014-02-07 13:11:54

NASA has selected 16 small satellites from nine states to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The proposed CubeSats come from universities across the country, a primary school, non-profit organizations and NASA field centers. CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites measure about 4 inches on each side, have a volume of about 1 quart and weigh less than 3 pounds. The selections are from...

2014-02-06 20:20:05

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected 16 small satellites from nine states to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2015, 2016 and 2017. The proposed CubeSats come from universities across the country, a primary school, non-profit organizations and NASA field centers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites measure about 4...

PocketQube Store Smallest Satellites
2014-01-10 09:24:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Today a new concept in satellite construction and sales has launched. An online satellite store offering off-the-shelf components for creating your own launchable satellite at a fraction of the cost, PocketQube Shop is the brainchild of founder Tom Walkinshaw. PocketQubes were originally proposed by Morehead State University professor Robert Twiggs (formerly of Stanford). Twiggs is the creator of the popular Cubesat form factor....