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Photos of Cubesat Deployment From The International Space Station

Status Report From: NASA HQ
Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2012



Several tiny satellites are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 33 crew member on the International Space Station. The satellites were released outside the Kibo laboratory using a Small Satellite Orbital Deployer attached to the Japanese module's robotic arm on Oct. 4, 2012. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide, flight engineer, set up the satellite deployment gear inside the lab and placed it in the Kibo airlock. The Japanese robotic arm then grappled the deployment system and its satellites from the airlock for deployment. ISS033-E-009458 (4 Oct. 2012) - high res (1.1 M) low res (41 K)



ISS033-E-009285 (4 Oct. 2012) - high res (2.0 M) low res (117 K)



ISS033-E-009286 (4 Oct. 2012) - high res (2.6 M) low res (177 K)



ISS033-E-009315 (4 Oct. 2012) - high res (1.2 M) low res (73 K)



ISS033-E-009282 (4 Oct. 2012) - high res (1.2 M) low res (67 K)



A Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (SSOD) attached to the Japanese module's robotic arm is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 33 crew member on the International Space Station. Several tiny satellites were released outside the Kibo laboratory using the SSOD on Oct. 4, 2012. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide, flight engineer, set up the satellite deployment gear inside the lab and placed it in the Kibo airlock. The Japanese robotic arm then grappled the deployment system and its satellites from the airlock for deployment. ISS033-E-009269 (4 Oct. 2012) - high res (1.0 M) low res (52 K)

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