CubeSat

Ham radio CubeSat launch success

Three CubeSats carrying amateur radio payloads were successfully launched on January 12 at 0358 UT on an Indian ISRO PSLV rocket. In total 31 …

ISRO

Larry Page-backed asteroid mining company launches cube-sat with experimental water detection tech

Planetary Resources, the space mining company backed by Google’s Larry Page and Braintree founder Bryan Johnson, has taken another step in its quest to actually mine resources from asteroids and other planetary bodies.<p>The company successfully launched its Akryd-6 cubesat, which is holding an …

Space Travel

NASA Fosters STEM Education Through CubeSat Class in Tennessee

NASA is on a mission to inspire young minds to become the next generation of critical thinkers. By engaging students in space exploration at the …

Education

These tiny satellites, equipped with ion thrusters, could change how we explore space

Cubesats, low-cost, bite-sized satellites inspired by the tubes used to hold Beanie Babies, were invented in 1999 as educational tools. Their …

Exploration

Coming up in 2018 for the Canadian Space Agency

In April 2018, student teams from all over Canada will be selected to participate in the Canadian CubeSat Project.<p>Through this project, students from …

Canadian Space Agency

Cubesats: Miniature Space Explorers

CubeSats are tiny satellites built for specific purposes, like imaging or technological testing. These nanosatellites are much smaller than …

Exploration

CubeSat teams

Seven teams of university students were selected to fly their CubeSats on the maiden flight of ESA's Vega launch vehicle.<p><i>Politecnico di Torino, …

Italy

ESA's next CubeSat will be able to maneuver through space by itself

ESA's next technology-testing CubeSat will be fitted with two tiny butane-powered thrusters, making it the agency's first miniature satellite with …

Space

ESA's next satellite propelled by butane

ESA's next miniature satellite will be its first able to change orbit. Thanks to a compact thruster resembling a butane cigarette lighter, the cereal …

Physics

3D Printing The Final Frontier

While down here there’s room for debate about the suitability of 3D printing for anything more serious than rapid prototyping, few would say the same …

Exploration

Astrocast adds $1.1 million to seed round

WASHINGTON — Swiss satellite startup Astrocast, formerly named Else, gained an extra $1.1 million in seed financing to help carry the company through …

Venture Capital

Spaceflight set to launch 11 spacecrafts on India’s PSLV-C40

Spaceflight is going to launch 11 spacecraft in early January from India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. The spacecraft will include:<p>Planetary …

Exploration

NASA to test CubeSats to measure star brightness

If ASTERIA goes well, the agency will look into using small satellites known as CubeSats for future astronomy missions.The post NASA to test CubeSats …

Satellites

Rocket Lab poised to provide dedicated launcher for CubeSat science

Atop an emerald green hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, at the tip of New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula, sits a diminutive launch pad, built and …

Exploration

NASA to Test CubeSat Telescope for Measuring the Brightness of Stars

If ASTERIA goes well, the agency will look into using small satellites for future astronomy missions.<p>NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) plans to test the ability of a small satellite known as a CubeSat to observe the changes in a star's light. The Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in …

Satellites

These modular satellites cut costs and time

Innovative Solutions In Space, based in the Netherlands, specializes in building, launching and operating CubeSats - miniature satellites built with modular components.

Miniature

NASA's Dellingr spacecraft paves way for more reliable CubeSats

NASA is carrying out pre-commissioning tests on a small satellite that could have a big impact on future missions. Launched into low-Earth orbit with …

Space

NASA Prepares 'Dellingr' CubeSat to Begin Science Operations

NASA ground controllers have begun checking out and commissioning a shoebox-sized spacecraft that the agency purposely built to show that CubeSat …

Satellites

Newly Tested Parachute Could Land Cubesats Without Thrusters

A new NASA nanosatellite is testing a cross-shaped parachute, called an Exo-Brake, which could allow small satellites to return to Earth without the …

Exploration

A Pirate Cubesat From Australia Is Currently In Orbit Around Earth

Even though it was only recently Australia jumped on the space agency bandwagon, we've been launching things into the deep black for years. 2017 is …

Technology (Australia)

With 'Mission 1' Complete, Planet Turns Focus to Data Analysis

<i>Updated Nov. 19 to clarify Planet's work with data analysis partners.</i><p>LUXEMBOURG CITY — Having achieved its original goal of taking images of the …

Data Analysis

The race to put blockchain in space

From ecommerce to social networking to cloud computing, the lion’s share of internet services depends on a few, multibillion dollar corporates. …

Space

The "Space Kingdom of Asgardia" has launched its first satellite

Humanity's first "space nation", Asgardia, is a step closer to getting off the ground after its first satellite was launched last week. While the …

Space

NASA launches next-generation weather satellite

NASA on Saturday launched a next-generation satellite into space designed to monitor weather around the world and help improve forecasts.<p>The …

Vandenberg Air Force Base

Joint Polar Satellite System-1

The end of coast phase is coming up at 2:38 a.m. EST (5:38 a.m. PST) with the second of three burns by second-stage engine. It will be a quick burn …

Exploration

FIREBIRD II and NASA Mission Locate Whistling Space Electrons’ Origins

New research using data from NASA's Van Allen Probes mission and FIREBIRD II CubeSat has shown that plasma waves in space are likely responsible for …

Satellites

Tiny Satellites, Big Universe

Small spacecraft, shaped by the forces that shrunk your cellphone, are changing the way we observe space and understand our home.<p>After a summer of wildfires, hurricanes, and nuclear threats, it isn’t hard to see the value in being able to surveil the Earth with daily—or even more frequent—updates. …

Exploration

2 Cubesats to Test Laser Communications and Teamwork in Space

Two small satellites launched to the International Space Station Sunday (Nov. 12) to test a new laser-based, space-to-ground communication system and …

Exploration

Tiny Weather Satellite Will Boost Storm Forecasts

NASA is launching a shoebox-size satellite into Earth's orbit that could help improve weather forecasting.<p>The Microwave Radiometer Technology …

Science

Antares launches Cygnus spacecraft to ISS

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. — An Orbital ATK Antares rocket successfully launched a Cygnus cargo spacecraft packed with supplies and equipment for the …

Exploration