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

STRaND-1, a nanosatellite carrying a smartphone, has successfully launched into Space from India today.

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

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.

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

The Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA) found a way to cut the costs of launching satellites by designing a small satellite launcher, installed recently on the International Space Station.

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

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.

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

Members of the 4th Space Launch Squadron celebrated the successful liftoff of United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V rocket Thursday (Sept. 13).

Hold Me Closer, Tiny Thruster
2012-08-17 13:13:07

Some MIT engineers have taken the old cliche “Good things come in small packages” to heart, creating a rocket thruster no larger than an American penny or postage stamp.

2012-08-14 07:49:38

NASA is seeking proposals for small satellite payloads to fly on rockets planned to launch between 2013 and 2016.

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2012-08-11 09:19:32

The space agency chose the teams to advance the state of the art for small spacecraft in the areas of communications, formation flying and docking systems.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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