NASA will launch two interplanetary cubesats in 2016

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

This will be the first time CubeSats have flown in deep space.They will provide NASA the ability to quickly transmit information about the main spacecraft after it lands on Mars.

Solar sail mission launches with X-37B spaceplane

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2015
by Alex Muller

The light-propelled LightSail is a CubeSat about the size of a loaf of bread, built by the Planetary Society as a technology demonstrator for a non-rocket propulsion system.

NASA's new CubeSat concept for planetary exploration beyond low Earth orbit

Posted in Hardware on 21st May, 2015
by Alex Muller

A concept that would use less-expensive cubesats (tiny-satellites) to observe physical phenomena beyond low-Earth-orbit.

Superefficient cubesat propulsion that is also 10 times cheaper than alternatives

Posted in Hardware on 14th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Small satellites are becoming increasingly popular tools for Earth-imaging, communications, and other applications.

Students will send time capsule to Mars

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2014
by Alex Muller

A group of students want to greet the first Mars human colonists with a time capsule by collecting photos, videos, audio clips, and messages to send to the planet by 2017.