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Space Dust Likely Culprit Behind Fallen Satellites
2013-02-27 12:00:13

According to an aeronautics and astronautics professor at Stanford University, "space dust" is the likely culprit behind why most satellites fail.

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2010-11-22 10:35:00

Stanford researchers have completed the first successful tests in zero gravity of a canopy for CubeSats – the tiny satellites that hitch rides on rockets sending larger satellites into orbit.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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