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Tiny Satellites for Big Science

The shrinking technology of cell phones, laptops and cameras are now leading to palm-sized satellites. Easy to build and affordable, these small satellites offer a new way to conduct astrobiology research. They also could ...

dateJul 12, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Researchers inaugurate ultra-fast satellite computer

One of the quickestand most compact satellite computers in the work was inaugurated today at the University of Stuttgart. The computer is the centrepiece of the ultra-modernsmall satellite platform "Flying Laptop", which ...

dateAug 08, 2013 in Hardware
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TU Delft launches Delfi-n3Xt satellite

On the morning of the 21st of November, the Delfi-n3Xt was launched from a base in Yasny, Russia. At 9.47, Mission Control in Delft made its first successful contact with the satellite. For almost five years now, students ...

dateNov 22, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Mission: To discover exoplanets

This small satellite of primarily Swiss design was chosen above twenty-five other projects. Named CHEOPS for "CHaracterizing ExOPlanet Satellite," the selection of this device was just announced by the European Space Agency ...

dateOct 25, 2012 in Astronomy
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