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Fourth Round Of CubeSat Space Mission Candidates Announced By NASA
2013-02-27 11:29:44

NASA NASA has selected 24 small satellites to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The proposed CubeSats come from universities across the country, a Florida high school, several non-profit organizations and NASA field centers. CubeSats belong to 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...

World’s First 'Phonesat' Successfully Launched Into Orbit
2013-02-26 20:56:50

Surrey Satellite Technology Limited [ Watch The Video The World´s First Smartphone In Space ] STRaND-1, a nanosatellite carrying a smartphone, has successfully launched into Space from India today. - STRaND-1 will fly the world's first smartphone in orbit and is the UK´s first CubeSat launched. - The satellite flies a Google Nexus One smartphone, a new Linux-based high-speed processor and attitude & orbit control system, and two novel propulsion systems (8 pulsed...

CREPT Instrument Used To Study The Radiation Belts
2013-02-15 12:56:58

NASA A smaller version of an instrument now flying on NASA´s Van Allen Probes has won a coveted spot aboard an upcoming NASA-sponsored Cubesat mission – the perfect platform for this pint-size, solid-state telescope. Weighing just 3.3 pounds, the Compact Relativistic Electron and Proton Telescope (CREPT) will “augment the science of a major flagship mission” and demonstrate the effectiveness of two new technologies that make the instrument four times faster than...

Historic Space Station Deployment Sends CubeSats in Orbit
2012-12-10 20:00:10

NASA Typically satellites launch from Earth, requiring dedicated launch vehicles to propel them into the proper orbit. The cost for this launch scenario could be reduced considerably if there was another way to get the satellites into their optimal orbit. The Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA) found a way to cut the costs of this activity by designing a small satellite launcher, installed recently on the International Space Station. The Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Small...

Space Station Astronauts Launch Techedsat
2012-10-05 08:35:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A small cube-like satellite launched from the International Space Station on Thursday and it has NASA engineers, student interns and amateur radio enthusiasts around the world listening. TechEdSat was released from the new Japanese Small Satellite Orbital Deployer aboard the space station at 11:44 am EDT. The small satellite measures only 4 inches to a side and carries a ham radio transmitter. Developed by a group of student...

Space Launch Squadron Celebrates Successful Atlas V Launch
2012-09-14 08:26:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Members of the 4th Space Launch Squadron celebrated the successful liftoff of United Launch Alliance´s Atlas V rocket Thursday (Sept. 13). The rocket blasted off from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 5:39 p.m. EDT (2:39 local time), carrying a top secret satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and 11 CubeSats for various agencies and universities. The 4th SLS know the feeling of launch day...


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