A little piece of technology is making a big splash in Australia's space industry. So what on (and off) Earth is a CubeSat?
A Japanese team working to develop a "space elevator" will conduct a first trial this month, blasting off a miniature version on satellites to test the technology.
It's like doing robotic surgery in zero gravity: Imagine scavenging defunct communication satellites for their valuable parts and recycling them to build new ones for cheap.
(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Illinois at Chicago computer scientist is at work on communications verification methods for a customized network of satellites.