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2011-09-27 09:26:06

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) is sponsoring the 62nd International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Cape Town next week — the company´s experts are eager to share their vision for cost effective innovation during the five-day congress. Following the launch of Nigeria´s first high resolution Earth Observation satellite into the African Resource Monitoring constellation (ARM), a paper titled “First light for the NigeriaSat-2 imaging mission” will be...

2011-08-08 07:26:44

NASA is seeking proposals for small satellite payloads to fly on rockets planned to launch between 2012 and 2014. These miniature spacecraft, known as CubeSats, could be auxiliary payload on previously planned missions. CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites are approximately four inches long, have a volume of about one quart and weigh less than three pounds. Proposed CubeSat investigations must be consistent with NASA's Strategic Plan...

2011-03-24 20:21:37

Two satellites designed and constructed by students at the Cockrell School of Engineering successfully separated in space March 22, completing the most crucial goal of the mission since its Nov. 19 launch and making them the first student-developed mission in the world in which satellites orbit and communicate with each other in real-time. The satellites separated March 22 at 6:35 a.m. Central Standard Time. Now that they're apart, the 60-plus pound, tire-sized satellites will be able to...

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2010-12-06 08:15:00

On Dec. 6 at 1:31 a.m. EST, NASA for the first time successfully ejected a nanosatellite from a free-flying microsatellite. NanoSail-D ejected from the Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology Satellite, FASTSAT, demonstrating the capability to deploy a small cubesat payload from an autonomous microsatellite in space. Nanosatellites or cubesats are typically launched and deployed from a mechanism called a Poly-PicoSatellite Orbital Deployer (P-POD) mounted directly on a launch vehicle. This...

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2010-10-12 06:45:00

Dentists and their patients will soon benefit from a tiny new high-resolution X-ray camera. A Swedish company has adapted an advanced technique used for miniaturizing space hardware to make a visit to the dentist a little more comfortable. The camera takes X-ray pictures that are dramatically more detailed and with higher contrast than the conventional X-ray machines widely used by dentists today. The heart of the camera is a tiny "Ëœstructured scintillator' device that converts...

2010-08-26 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is challenging high school teams to design software to program small satellites aboard the International Space Station. The competition centers on the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, or SPHERES. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) SPHERES are bowling ball-sized spherical satellites used to test maneuvers for...

2010-08-09 06:35:08

NASA has announced a second opportunity for small satellite payloads to fly on rockets planned to launch in 2011 and 2012. These CubeSats could be auxiliary cargo on previously planned missions. CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. The cube-shaped satellites are approximately four inches long, have a volume of about one quart and weigh less than 2.2 pounds. CubeSat investigations should be consistent with NASA's Strategic Plan or the Education Strategic...

2010-04-09 06:15:00

SAN DIEGO, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Space Micro announced today that it has been awarded $100,000 by the Department of Defense's Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to develop an avionics package for responsive space missions utilizing CubeSats or other nanosatellites. This contract will build upon Space Micro's existing avionics package, the ProtonX-Box(TM), but will focus on reducing size, weight, and power to better meet...

2010-01-26 13:38:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will launch small research satellites for several universities as part of the agency's Educational Launch of Nanosatellite, or ELaNA, mission. The satellites are manifested as an auxiliary payload on the Taurus XL launch vehicle for NASA's Glory mission, planned for liftoff in late November. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The satellites, called CubeSats because of their shape, come from Montana...

2009-03-30 11:39:00

SPARKS, Nev., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly formed Space Systems business area of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) will debut at the National Space Symposium in Colorado SpringsMarch 30th. The Space Systems business area was established in 2009 through the merger of SNC subsidiary, MicroSat Systems, and SpaceDev, which was acquired by SNC in late 2008. MicroSat Systems and SpaceDev have a combined twenty year history in space, providing hardware for over 300 Earth orbiting and...


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