WEEK’S LAST OF CUBESATS LAUNCHED

This week's launches the shoe box-sized mini-satellites shows a pair of CubeSats, with the Earth’s limb in the background, is seen moments after being ejected from a small satellite deployer outside of the space station’s Kibo lab module.

The week’s last cubesats are launched while the crew aboard the space station continue their tasks and science research. The week’s final set of CubeSats were deployed today from outside the Japanese Kibo lab module’s airlock. Inside the International Space Station, the Expedition 51 crew continued exploring microgravity’s effects on muscles, bone cells and vision.… Continue reading WEEK’S LAST OF CUBESATS LAUNCHED

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CUBESATS DEPLOYED AND SPACE STUDIES

What cubesats will orbit above is pictured in Earth’s atmospheric glow, the stars of the Milky Way and an external pallet at the tip of Japan’s Kibo lab module are seen in this night time photograph from Oct. 10, 2016.

CubeSats are now orbiting the earth studying the upper atmosphere. It is back to business as usual aboard the space station. New CubeSats were deployed into outer space from the International Space Station today to study Earth and space phenomena. Meanwhile, back inside the station the Expedition 51 crew continued exploring how the human body… Continue reading CUBESATS DEPLOYED AND SPACE STUDIES

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Small Hitchhikers Ride Through The Galaxy

Small Hitchhikers Ride Through The Galaxy On the first launch of the Space Launch System (SLS), America’s next-generation heavy-lift rocket, the Orion Stage Adapter (OSA) will carry some small, Space Hitchhikers in the form of 13 CubeSats, or boot box-sized science and technology investigations, that will help pave the way for future human exploration in deep… Continue reading Small Hitchhikers Ride Through The Galaxy

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CUBESATS DEPLOYED – STUDY CREW PHYSIOLOGY

New Cubesats have been deployed and study continues on ISS crew bones and muscles among other objectives in research. Commander Tim Kopra, from Austin, Texas, poses inside the cupola as the station orbits over the Earth below. A new wave of Cubesats was shot into space today for a wide variety of Earth observations and communications… Continue reading CUBESATS DEPLOYED – STUDY CREW PHYSIOLOGY

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