NASA deploys satellite designed to re-enter atmosphere using revamped drag device
NASA mission controllers confirmed that a small satellite launched from the International Space Station at 5:30 p.m. PST on Tuesday, March 3, has successfully entered its orbit, setting the stage to test ...
Largest flock of Earth-imaging satellites launch into orbit from Space Station
It is often said that if everyone had the opportunity to see Earth from the perspective of astronauts in space, respect and admiration for our planet would grow and the environment would be better protected. ...
Team builds world's first CubeSat microgravity laboratory
(Phys.org) —A dozen astronauts have walked on the moon, and several rovers have been piloted on Mars, giving us a good understanding of these off-world environments. But when it comes to asteroids, scientists ...
The future of CubeSats
(Phys.org) —To investigate climate change, scientists and engineers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the IceCube satellite, which will be no larger than a loaf of bread. In 2016, this ...
NASA's IceCube no longer on ice
NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) has chosen a team at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, to build its first Earth science-related CubeSat mission.
Inflatable antennae could give CubeSats greater reach
The future of satellite technology is getting small—about the size of a shoebox, to be exact. These so-called "CubeSats," and other small satellites, are making space exploration cheaper and more accessible: ...
Kickstarting tiny satellites into interplanetary space (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Two University of Michigan engineering professors are turning to the Kickstarter online community to help fund an interplanetary satellite mission.
ArduSat-1 and ArduSat-X CubeSats launched into space
Planetary Society plans new 'solar sail'
(AP) -- Four years after its first solar sail ended up in the ocean instead of orbit, The Planetary Society announced Monday that by the end of 2010 it will try again to launch a spacecraft that will be propelled by the ...
Researchers set to put brakes on space junk problem
(Phys.org)—Scientists at the University of Glasgow have developed a practical solution to the increasing problem of space debris.
CubeSats offered deep-space ride on ESA asteroid probe
Think of it as the ultimate hitchhiking opportunity: ESA is offering CubeSats a ride to a pair of asteroids in deep space.
Kicksat: Crowd-funded, DIY spacecraft to float into low-Earth orbit
(Phys.org)—It'll look like hundreds of postage stamps fluttering toward Earth—each an independent satellite transmitting a signal unique to the person who helped send it to space.
Space debris expert warns of increasing CubeSat collision risk
The increasing number of small 'CubeSat' satellites being launched combined with a relaxed attitude to debris mitigation could lead to hazards for all space users unless preventative measures are taken, warns a leading space ...
Picasso CubeSat to investigate upper layers of the atmostphere
The PICosatellite for Atmospheric and Space Science Observations (Picasso) CubeSat, designed to investigate the upper layers of Earth's atmosphere.