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2014-01-09 06:26:07

NASA A NASA team made first contact with the National Science Foundation-funded Firefly spacecraft at 7:33 p.m. EST on Jan. 6, 2014. On the first pass, the team – based out of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va. – received enough data to show that the spacecraft was healthy and transmitting a strong signal. The data volumes on the spacecraft had been filled, as expected, given that the spacecraft had been downloading data since launch on Nov 19, 2013. When the team...

New Science Headed For International Space Station On Orbital’s Cygnus
2014-01-06 10:46:07

NASA Delivering ants to space, sloshy fluids for robotic satellites, a study on antibiotic drug resistance and other small satellites to the International Space Station can be a tough job, and now Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Va., can help carry the load. In its first commercial resupply journey after completion of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program, the Orbital-1 mission will deliver some very interesting new scientific investigations to the space...

2013-12-24 23:02:53

CRP USA congratulates KySat-2 Project Team from University of Kentucky, Morehead State University and Kentucky Space on successful launch. Moorseville, NC (PRWEB) December 24, 2013 CRP USA (http://www.crp-usa.net) is pleased to announce the successful launch of Windform (http://www.windform.it) as part of the collaborative KySat-2 project, a 1U CubeSat, by students at the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University, in conjunction with Kentucky Space acting as the mission manager...

ULA Atlas V Rocket Launches Twelve CubeSats, NRO Defense Satellite
2013-12-09 09:35:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Taking advantage of a recent launch of a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), 12 tiny cube satellites, called CubeSats, were put into orbit as part of a future NASA missions. The launch, which took place on Dec. 5 at 11:14pm PST, put the 12 CubeSats and the NRO’s NROL-39 national defense GEMSat mission into space successfully. “Today’s successful...

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....


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Iridium Satellite -- The Iridium satellite constellation is also a system of 66 active communication satellites and spares around the earth. Named for the element Iridium, it was originally to have 77 active satellites, but was later redesigned to have its current number, though the name was retained. Iridium allowed worldwide voice and data communications using handheld devices. The Iridium service once failed financially and the earth stations were shut down. Its financial...

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