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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....

After Record-Setting CubeSat Launch, Many Are Already Online
2013-11-20 14:14:06

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA said that it has received confirmation from 11 small CubeSat research satellites that were part of the record-setting launch last night (Nov 19). During the nighttime lift-off, 29 satellites were launched on board an Orbital Sciences’ Minotaur 1 rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. There were 29 CubeSats in the mission’s payload, including one that was developed by high school students. ''Cubesats offer our best...

2013-11-19 23:00:32

The first New England college to launch a CubeSat, Vermont Tech takes an important step for space exploration. Randolph, Vt. (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Today, Vermont Tech is proud to announce that a small satellite built and programmed at the college has been launched into space. The first college in New England to launch a cube satellite, Vermont Tech’s Lunar Lander CubeSat will remain in space for three to five years, testing the navigation components that will eventually be used to...

Record Number Of Satellites Launching On Minotaur Rocket Tonight
2013-11-19 18:55:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Orbital Sciences announced on Tuesday that it is in the final preparations for the launch of a mission that will place a record number of satellites into orbit. The company’s Minotaur I rocket will be launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in eastern Virginia tonight. The rocket will be taking up the Department of Defense Operationally Responsive Space Office’s ORS-3 mission, or the...


Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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