Quantcast
Last updated on April 19, 2014 at 1:20 EDT

Latest CubeSat Stories

2014-01-09 16:20:39

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Another NASA commercial space partner officially has begun contracted cargo flights to the International Space Station. Dozens of new NASA investigations and other science experiments from across the country are headed to the station aboard Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Cygnus spacecraft as part of the agency's commercial partnerships with U.S. aerospace companies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The...

firefly cubesat
2014-01-09 06:26:07

NASA A NASA team made first contact with the National Science Foundation-funded Firefly spacecraft at 7:33 p.m. EST on Jan. 6, 2014. On the first pass, the team – based out of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va. – received enough data to show that the spacecraft was healthy and transmitting a strong signal. The data volumes on the spacecraft had been filled, as expected, given that the spacecraft had been downloading data since launch on Nov 19, 2013. When the team...

New Science Headed For International Space Station On Orbital’s Cygnus
2014-01-06 10:46:07

NASA Delivering ants to space, sloshy fluids for robotic satellites, a study on antibiotic drug resistance and other small satellites to the International Space Station can be a tough job, and now Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., can help carry the load. In its first commercial resupply journey after completion of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program, the Orbital-1 mission will deliver some very interesting new scientific investigations to the space...

2013-12-24 23:02:53

CRP USA congratulates KySat-2 Project Team from University of Kentucky, Morehead State University and Kentucky Space on successful launch. Moorseville, NC (PRWEB) December 24, 2013 CRP USA (http://www.crp-usa.net) is pleased to announce the successful launch of Windform (http://www.windform.it) as part of the collaborative KySat-2 project, a 1U CubeSat, by students at the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University, in conjunction with Kentucky Space acting as the mission manager...

2013-12-18 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, Dec 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit a suburban Washington school on Friday, Dec. 20 where high school students built a small satellite that was launched into space in November. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Media are invited to attend the tour of the lab where the satellite, TJ3Sat, was made at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va., from 2 to 3 p.m. EST....

ULA Atlas V Rocket Launches Twelve CubeSats, NRO Defense Satellite
2013-12-09 09:35:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Taking advantage of a recent launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), 12 tiny cube satellites, called CubeSats, were put into orbit as part of a future NASA missions. The launch, which took place on Dec. 5 at 11:14pm PST, put the 12 CubeSats and the NRO’s NROL-39 national defense GEMSat mission into space successfully. “Today’s successful...

2013-12-06 08:21:03

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With help from NASA, four student-built CubeSat research satellites launched into space Friday from the California coast as part of the agency's CubeSat Launch Initiative. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The CubeSats were included as auxiliary payloads aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, Calif., at 11:14 p.m. PST Dec. 5 (2:14 a.m....

2013-12-06 08:20:23

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) lifted off from Space Launch Complex-3 on Dec. 5 at 11:14 p.m. PST. Designated NROL-39, the mission is in support of national defense. "Today's successful launch of the NROL-39 mission is a testament to the tremendous government-industry partnership. We greatly appreciate the teamwork with the NRO Office of...

NASA's PhoneSat 2.4 Phones Home
2013-12-05 04:22:24

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced on Wednesday that its next generation smartphone cubesat has completed its checkout and sent back data to the space agency, showing that all systems are go. PhoneSat 2.4 is a tiny spacecraft weighing only about 2.2 pounds that uses an off-the-shelf Samsung Nexus S for a brain. The microsatellite is the first of the PhoneSat family to use a two-way S-band radio, which allows engineers to command the satellite from Earth....

2013-12-04 16:20:31

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PhoneSat 2.4, NASA's next generation smartphone cubesat has phoned home. The tiny spacecraft that uses an off-the-shelf smartphone for a brain has completed checkout and sent back data confirming all systems are "go" for the spry spacefarer. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) PhoneSat 2.4, a cube approximately four inches square, weighs only about 2.2 pounds, and was developed at NASA's Ames Research...