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To The Stars: NASA Selects Small Spacecraft Technology Demonstration Missions

10 Aug 2012, 03:14 UTC
To The Stars: NASA Selects Small Spacecraft Technology Demonstration Missions
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MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. – NASA has chosen three teams to advance the state of the art for small spacecraft in the areas of communications, formation flying and docking systems. The cutting-edge space technology flights are expected to take place in 2014 and 2015.

All selected missions will employ nanosatellites conforming to the CubeSat standard. CubeSats are composed of four-inch, cube-shaped units with each having a volume of about one quart and a weight of approximately three pounds. Cube [...]

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