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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
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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