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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....

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...

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...


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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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