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Steam thrusters: economical and environmentally friendly solution on the satellites market

6 days ago

We are observing a considerable increase in the demand for satellite systems around the world. Various independent sources…
The ESA is Ready to Launch an Earth Observation Satellite with On-Board AI

September 16, 2019

As part of its FSSCat mission – proposed in 2017 by Spain’s Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and developed…
Raspberry Pi in space!

September 11, 2019

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) sent a Raspberry Pi Zero to space as part of their Demonstration of…
Students to send hundreds of leaf-sized spacecraft to the moon

July 25, 2019

Fifty years ago today, the command module of the Apollo 11 spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean,…
Student-built satellites deployed into orbit from the International Space Station

July 22, 2019

On a quiet Wednesday morning, a small group gathered at Virginia Tech’s Center for Space Science and Engineering…
Stanford and NASA Ames researchers put inexpensive chip-size satellites into orbit

June 4, 2019

A swarm of 105 tiny satellites the size of computer chips, costing under $100 each, recently launched into…
Tiny satellites could be “guide stars” for huge next-generation telescopes

January 7, 2019

There are more than 3,900 confirmed planets beyond our solar system. Most of them have been detected because…
10 CubeSats Ready for NASA’s First Venture Class Launch

December 16, 2018

NASA will enable the launch of 10 small research satellites, or CubeSats, selected through the CubeSat Launch Initiative…
NASA Evaluates Commercial Small-Sat Earth Data for Science

October 5, 2018

NASA has launched a pilot program to evaluate how Earth science data from commercial small-satellite constellations could supplement…
Small Packages to Test Big Space Technology Advances

May 21, 2018

This weekend, when the next cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station lifts off from NASA Wallops…
Night or day, mini space-based telescope can image Earth and beyond

April 6, 2018

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have developed and tested an optical telescope system that can be used…
D-Sat: the first nanosatellite with the ability to remove itself from orbit

June 27, 2017

A space-bound fundraiser lands on Kickstarter. The goal is to raise €25,000 to extend the orbital operations of…
NASA Parachute Device Could Return Small Spacecraft from Deep Space Missions

March 8, 2017

After a two-month stay aboard the International Space Station, NASA’s Technology Educational Satellite (TechEdSat-5) that launched Dec. 9,…
Brains of the Operation – NASA Team Develops Modular Avionics Systems for Small Missions

February 24, 2017

In just two years’ time, a team of NASA engineers accomplished what some thought impossible: the group created…
How to dock CubeSats

August 18, 2016

The miniature satellites known as CubeSats already play a variety of roles in space. In future they could…
New CubeSats To Test Earth Science Tech in Space

February 23, 2016

Sometimes we need to leave our home planet to better understand it. Before Earth observing missions launch, NASA…
Scientists successfully test reusable small satellite launching system

January 1, 2016

Just before Christmas scientists from The University of Queensland successfully tested reusable launch system to send small satellites…
MinXSS cube satellite to study solar flares, X-rays emitted by the sun

December 4, 2015

A NASA-funded miniature satellite built by University of Colorado Boulder students will launch at 5:55 p.m. EST on…
ESA’ s first technology nanosatellite reporting for duty

October 16, 2015

ESA’s first technology-testing CubeSat, released last week from the International Space Station, is in good health and is set…
Technology CubeSat hitch-hiker on this week’s HTV launch

August 20, 2015

Today’s HTV supply launch from Japan to the International Space Station also marks the arrival in orbit of…
Space’s Top 40: How CubeSats are Revolutionizing Radio Science

August 12, 2015

Next time you tune in to public radio or the hottest Top 40 radio station, you’ll be using…
Students build space junk satellites for Air Force and NASA

July 22, 2015

First NASA, now the Air Force. The aerial branch of the United States Armed Forces has, like the…
NASA Prepares for First Interplanetary CubeSats on Agency’s Next Mission to Mars

June 15, 2015

When NASA launches its next mission on the journey to Mars – a stationary lander in 2016 –…
NASA Issues Request for Proposals for New Class of Launch Services

June 15, 2015

NASA’s Launch Services Program has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for new commercial Venture Class Launch Services…
Making Cubesats do Astronomy

October 27, 2014

One doesn’t take two cubesats and rub them together to make static electricity. Rather, you send them on a…
Station Spacewalkers Deploy Nanosatellite, Install and Retrieve Science Packages

August 19, 2014

Two Expedition 40 spacewalkers, clad in Russian Orlan spacesuits, wrapped up a 5-hour, 11-minute excursion outside the International…
Two low-cost Canadian nanosatellites launched today

June 19, 2014

Two nanosatellites were launched from Yasny, Russia, at 15:11:11 Eastern Daylight Time today by Anthony Moffat, of the…
Cracker-sized satellites launch into orbit

April 29, 2014

After years of planning and several last-minute delays, about 100 Cornell-developed mini satellites demonstrating space flight at its…
Meet Space Station’s Small Satellite Launcher Suite

April 4, 2014

It used to be that building and launching a working satellite was an enormously expensive and complex undertaking,…
When Doves Fly: Swarm Of Tiny Satellites Shot From Space Station

February 14, 2014

Astronauts fired up the International Space Station’s Yard-a-Pult (actually, we mean the Japanese Kibo arm’s satellite launcher) this week to send…
NASA to launch students’ nanosatellite EQUiSat

February 13, 2014

A team of Brown students is building a “nanosatellite” — a four-inch cube weighing about two pounds —…
Largest Flock of Earth-Imaging Satellites Launch into Orbit From Space Station

February 12, 2014

It is often said that if everyone had the opportunity to see Earth from the perspective of astronauts…
NASA Announces Fifth Round of CubeSat Space Mission Candidates

February 7, 2014

NASA has selected 16 small satellites from nine states to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to…
Ecuadoran satellite starts transmitting

January 27, 2014

A nanosatellite Ecuador launched began transmitting Saturday, and picked up a signal from another that had been lost,…
Lawrence Livermore ‘space cops’ to help control traffic in space

January 23, 2014

A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists are using mini-satellites that work as “space cops” to help…
Update: NASA Helps Launch Student-Built Satellites as Part of CubeSat Launch Initiative

November 21, 2013

NASA is beginning to receive confirmation 11 small cubesat research satellites, including the first developed by high school…
NASA Helps Launch Student-Built Satellites and latest PhoneSat as Part of CubeSat Launch Initiative

November 20, 2013

Nine university teams and one high school team experienced on Tuesday a feat that few outside the aerospace…
CUSat set to launch Sept. 14 from California, making GPS precise

September 9, 2013

After eight years of planning, submitting, winning, building and waiting, Cornell University’s CUSat – a nanosatellite designed and…
From Cancer Treatment to Ion Thruster: The Newest Little Idea for Nanosat Micro Rockets

August 28, 2013

Nanosatellites are smartphone-sized gadgets that can perform simple, yet valuable, space missions. Dozens of these little spacecraft are…
NASA Selects University Teams for New SmallSat Collaborative Projects

August 13, 2013

NASA has selected 13 university teams for collaborative projects to develop and demonstrate new technologies and capabilities and…
Kickstarting tiny satellites into interplanetary space

July 15, 2013

Two University of Michigan engineering professors are turning to the Kickstarter online community to help fund an interplanetary…
Russians and Americans partner to bring Moore’s Law to space

July 12, 2013

On the historic day of the first transatlantic satellite television transmission (1962), US-based NanoSatisfi announces a $300,000 investment…
ESA’s Vega Rocket Launches Three Satellites to Space

May 8, 2013

The second flight of ESA’s newest launch vehicle has successfully sent three different satellites to space. Launching at…
Antares Maiden Soar delivers NASA SmartPhone Pioneer Nanosats to Orbit

April 24, 2013

The privately developed Antares rocket built by Orbital Sciences Corp. successfully blasted off on its maiden test flight…
Rise of the PhoneSats

April 19, 2013

Satellites can now fit in the palm of your hand. Known as Cubesats, several of these tiny but…
NASA Seeks Academic Partners for Smallsat Technology Collaboration

April 3, 2013

NASA is seeking small spacecraft technology project proposals from U.S. colleges and universities that would like to collaborate…
Wanted: ESA seeks innovators for orbiting laboratory

March 26, 2013

ESA is offering software developers the opportunity to use its new testbed in space. The robust nanosat will…
NASA Announces Fourth Round of CubeSat Space Mission Candidates

February 27, 2013

NASA has selected 24 small satellites to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2014,…
Winner in U.S. National Nanosatellite Competition Announced

February 5, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin’s Satellite Design Lab has won first place in the national University Nanosatellite…
NASA’s Phonesat Wins 2012 Popular Science Best of What’s New Award

November 16, 2012

NASA’s PhoneSat project has won Popular Science’s 2012 Best of What’s New Award for innovation in aerospace. PhoneSat…
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