cubesats

IBM Space Tech Wants to “Democratize Space” with ENDURANCE.

IBM Space Tech is launching Endurance, CubeSat mission that children from all over the world will be able to use…

7 days ago

NASA has Chosen 4 new Pioneer Missions: Aspera, Pandora, StarBurst, and PEUO

Budget constraints are a major consideration for every space program throughout the world.  Lately, NASA has taken a particularly bold…

9 months ago

Virgin Orbit Successfully Launches a Batch of Satellites From an Airplane

Virgin Orbit has successfully tested its new air-launch system (LauncherOne) that will deliver small satellites to orbit in the near…

9 months ago

Tiny Cubesat Detects an Exoplanet

A team of MIT researchers have observed a Super-Earth using a CubeSat, making it the smallest satellite to study an…

1 year ago

LightSail 2 is Still Solar Sailing, But it’s Getting Lower and Lower with Each Orbit

LightSail 2 deployed it solar sail five months ago, and it's still orbiting Earth. It's a successful demonstration of the…

2 years ago

NASA Tests Water Powered Spacecraft in Orbit

Picture two tissue box-sized spacecraft orbiting Earth. Then picture them communicating, and using a water-powered thruster to approach each other.…

2 years ago

The Light Sail is Working… It’s Working!

Good news from The Planetary Society: LightSail 2's solar sail is functioning as intended. After launching on June 25th, then…

2 years ago

One of the Most Exciting Parts of InSight is Actually the Tiny Cubesats Tagging Along for the Ride and Their Role in the Mission

A very important, but perhaps overlooked, aspect of the InSight mission was the first-ever deployment of CubeSats (MarCO) to deep…

3 years ago

A Japanese Company is About to Test a Tiny Space Elevator… in Space

A team of Japanese engineers recently constructed a scale-model of a space elevator, which will be sent to the ISS…

3 years ago

Spinning Heat Shield Concept Could Provide a Lightweight Way to Survive Atmospheric Re-entry

A team from the University of Manchester recently tested their prototype for a spinning heat shield, a lightweight, compact design…

3 years ago