CubeSat

NASA is Testing out new Composite Materials for Building Lightweight Solar Sail Supports

Space exploration is driven by technology - sometimes literally in the case of propulsion technologies.  Solar sails are one of…

3 months ago

A Small Satellite With a Solar Sail Could Catch up With an Interstellar Object

When Oumuamua, the first interstellar object ever observed passing through the Solar System, was discovered in 2017, it exhibited some…

3 months ago

Teeny Tiny Space Telescope has Taken Thousands of Pictures of Both Earth and Space

A new nanosat has been quietly snapping over 4500 pictures of the Earth and the sky after its launch on…

3 months ago

A Cubesat Will Test out Water as a Propulsion System

Novel propulsion systems for CubeSats have been on an innovative tear of late.  UT has reported on propulsion systems that…

8 months ago

The First Cubesat With a Hall-Effect Thruster has Gone to Space

Student-led teams aren’t the only ones testing out novel electric propulsion techniques recently.  Back in November, a company called Exotrail…

8 months ago

A New Satellite Is Going to Try to Maintain Low Earth Orbit Without Any Propellant

Staying afloat in space can be deceptively hard.  Just ask the characters from Gravity, or any number of the hundreds…

8 months ago

LightSail 2 Mission is Going Strong and Sending Mission Info Home!

The Planetary Society recently launched its LightSail 2 technology demonstrator, which could prove to be an effective means of propulsion…

2 years ago

NASA Tests a Tiny Satellite to Track Extreme Weather and Storms

NASA recently deployed a technology demonstrator called the RainCube, a miniature satellite that could revolutionize how we monitor weather

3 years ago

NASA Cubesat Takes a Picture of the Earth and Moon

NASA's MarCO Cubesats, which are currently on their way to Mars with the InSight Lander, recently snapped a "pale blue…

3 years ago

NASA Plans to Send CubeSat To Venus to Unlock Atmospheric Mystery

As part of its Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies program, NASA has selected a CubeSat mission to study Venus'…

4 years ago