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SPHERES Flying Circles Around Ordinary Satellites
2014-02-17 11:58:45

Inspired by a floating droid battling Luke Skywalker in the film Star Wars, the free-flying satellites known as Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) have been flying aboard the International Space Station since Expedition 8 in 2003.

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.

Giving CubeSats Greater Reach In Space
2013-09-07 04:49:46

Making space exploration cheaper and more accessible, “CubeSats” and other small satellites can be launched into orbit at a fraction of the weight and cost of traditional satellites.

Ultra-fast Satellite Computer Inaugurated By University Of Stuttgart
2013-08-05 09:23:57

One of the quickestand most compact satellite computers in the work was inaugurated today at the University of Stuttgart.

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.

CINEMA Nanosatellite Part Of Group Of CubeSats To Go Into Space
2012-08-01 08:33:58

University of California, Berkeley students are part of an international team of students that built an 8-pound satellite that will be launched into orbit tomorrow (August 2) along with ten other CubeSats -- a new line of inexpensive, modular nanosatellites.

2012-03-29 22:39:35

The first prototype of a new, ultra-compact motor that will allow small satellites to journey beyond Earth's orbit is just making its way out of the EPFL laboratories where it was built.

2011-10-03 09:26:03

Small satellite pioneer Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) plans to jump-start space innovation by combining state-of-the-art avionics with flight proven systems in a low cost 50kg class satellite platform – and for a price tag of around £2m.


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