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 Report: Achieving Science with CubeSats: Thinking Inside the Box

Report: Achieving Science with CubeSats: Thinking Inside the Box

Space-based observations have transformed our understanding of Earth, its environment, the solar system and the universe at large.


 Launching Nanosats From The Space Station

Launching Nanosats From The Space Station

Tim Peake: Two nanosats Another 2 Nanosats launched this morning - spot #Gibraltar down there? Credits: ESA/NASA Larger image


 Robots Get Creative to Cut Through Clutter

Robots Get Creative to Cut Through Clutter

Clutter is a special challenge for robots, but new Carnegie Mellon University software is helping robots cope, whether they're beating a path across the Moon or grabbing a milk jug from the back of the refrigerator.


 NASA Nodes Cubesats Deployed From International Space Station

NASA Nodes Cubesats Deployed From International Space Station

After a five-month stay aboard the International Space Station, NASA's two Nodes satellites were deployed on May 16 from the NanoRacks platform and into low-Earth orbit to begin their much anticipated technology demonstration.


 Grammar School Cubesat Launched From ISS

Grammar School Cubesat Launched From ISS

In 2012, the students from St. Thomas More Cathedral School in Arlington, Virginia lined up in the shape of a space shuttle in the school parking lot and witnessed the flyover of the Space Shuttle Discovery as it was being retired to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.


 Crowdsourcing Robots: College Students Help NASA on its Journey to Mars

Crowdsourcing Robots: College Students Help NASA on its Journey to Mars

When explorers first set out to discover new lands, they couldn't take everything they needed with them.


 ESA's Lunar Ice Drill For Luna 27

ESA's Lunar Ice Drill For Luna 27

A drill designed to penetrate 1-2 m into the lunar surface is envisaged by ESA to fly to the Moon's south pole on Russia's Luna-27 lander in 2020.


 NASA Teleconference About The Starshot Intersellar Mission

NASA Teleconference About The Starshot Intersellar Mission

Last month The Breakthrough Foundation announced its plans for humanity's first interstellar mission, Project Starshot. While much has ben written about that announcement, only the basic details behind the technology have been released. Until now.


 DIWATA-1 Cubesat Deployed From the Space Station

DIWATA-1 Cubesat Deployed From the Space Station

Tim Peake: Great to see DIWATA-1, the first Filipino microsatellite, launched today from the International Space Station to observe Earth and climate change.


 CubeSat OUFTI-1 Sends A Message

CubeSat OUFTI-1 Sends A Message

Recording of signal coming from student-built CubeSat OUFTI-1 which, as part of ESA's Education 'Fly Your Satellite!' programme, was launched on 25 April 2016 on the Soyuz VS14 flight from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.


 Tim Peake Will Drive A Mars Rover On Earth - From Space

Tim Peake Will Drive A Mars Rover On Earth - From Space

In a live space-to-ground test of humanrobot cooperation, ESA astronaut Tim Peake will control a rover on Earth on Friday from the International Space Station, helping prepare for future exploration missions.


 Fly Your Satellite!

Fly Your Satellite!

For three student teams, the dream of building and working on a real space mission is coming true. A trio of student-built CubeSats were released into space as part of ESA's Education Office 'Fly Your Satellite!' programme.


 Gene Analysis System Could Accelerate Pace of Research on the Space Station

Gene Analysis System Could Accelerate Pace of Research on the Space Station

Biologists around the world routinely perform gene expression analysis to better understand living systems.


 Students Design Inflatable Heat Shield for NASA Mars Mission Contest

Students Design Inflatable Heat Shield for NASA Mars Mission Contest

The path for humans to Mars could be paved by University at Buffalo students.


 NASA Begins Testing of Revolutionary E-Sail Technology

NASA Begins Testing of Revolutionary E-Sail Technology

Testing has started at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on a concept for a potentially revolutionary propulsion system that could send spacecraft to the edge of our solar system, the heliopause, faster than ever before.


 A CubeSat Tracks Worldwide Air Traffic

A CubeSat Tracks Worldwide Air Traffic

Led by GomSpace in Denmark, GomX-3 is a 3-unit CubeSat mission to demonstrate aircraft ADS-B signal reception and geostationary telecommunication satellite spot beam signal quality using an L-band reconfigurable software-defined radio receiver.


 United Launch Alliance Releases Application for University CubeSat Competition

United Launch Alliance Releases Application for University CubeSat Competition

Applications are now open for U.S. colleges and universities to compete for free CubeSat rides on United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rockets.


 Fly Your Satellite CubeSats Arrive at Kourou Spaceport

Fly Your Satellite CubeSats Arrive at Kourou Spaceport

Once upon a time, only world superpowers could launch satellites. Now university students can do it as well!


 NASA Awards Second-Round Prizes in Cube Quest Challenge

NASA Awards Second-Round Prizes in Cube Quest Challenge

NASA has awarded $30,000 each to the five top-scoring teams that competed in the latest segment of the agency's small satellite Cube Quest competition.


 90 Years Ago: Robert Goddard's First Liquid Rocket Launch

90 Years Ago: Robert Goddard's First Liquid Rocket Launch

Less than a century ago, astronomers relied entirely on ground-based observations to further scientific study.



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