Cubesats Sail Away From The International Space Station

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Cubesat deployment

Three CubeSats with Earth's limb and thin atmosphere in the background, is seen shortly after being ejected from a small satellite deployer outside of the Japanese Kibo laboratory module.

The trio are part of a subset CubeSats released during the week to monitor different gaseous molecules and electrical properties of the Earth's thermosphere to better understand space weather and its long term trends.

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