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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.
Last night, 29 satellites were launched on board an Orbital Sciences’ Minotaur 1 rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. There was 28 CubeSats in the mission’s payload, including one developed by high school students.
The first New England college to launch a CubeSat, Vermont Tech takes an important step for space exploration. Randolph, Vt.
Orbital Sciences announced on Tuesday that it is in the final preparations for the launch of a mission that will place a record number of satellites into orbit.
Nine university teams and one high school team will experience on Tuesday a feat that few outside the aerospace industry will ever realize: watching the nanosatellites, or cubesats, that they designed and built launch into space. An addition to the NASA PhoneSat technology demonstration will also be aboard.
NASA is preparing to launch an inexpensive, football-sized probe to study lightning, including its effects on the atmosphere and the possible link between the phenomenon and powerful energy bursts known as terrestrial gamma ray flashes.
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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