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June 6, 2014

Finding the Next Generation of Space Tech

On June 5, NASA announced funding for 12 proposals to develop technologies that could form the core of future space missions.

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January 4, 2014

PocketQube micro-satellite shop set to go live

We recently covered some interesting news in the world of Cubesats, but did you know there’s an even smaller micro-satellite platform called a PocketQube?¬†It was news to me, too. But I guess its also an inevitable development as the progress of miniaturisation of components marches on.

Small satellites are something of a zeitgeist at present – smaller satellites cost less to build, less to launch and they allow individuals (albeit individuals with surprisingly deep pockets) access to space with technology that while not bleeding edge is still at least part of the sword.

The Cubesat standardised form factor is a cube 10cm on a side and weighing a max of 1 [...]

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December 21, 2013

University of Michigan crowdfunds cubesat plasma thruster experiment

The University of Michigan successfully crowdfunded their Cubesat Ambipolar Thruster on Kickstarter today, securing nearly $96,800 in funding.  According to the project lead, Ben Longmier, this funding will be enough to install a more finessed thruster design on the test cubesats that will result in greater efficiency and longer mission duration.

There has been a noticeable trend in recent years towards the technological development of small form factor satellites (Cubesats) and this kickstarter is apparently the next step of the process – taking those miniature satellites and turning them into miniature, affordable space probes able to take their instruments to other [...]

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July 21, 2013

F-1 recovered from sea bed confirmed to be Apollo 11 engine

Further to the recovery of an F-1 engine by an expedition funded by Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and CEO of spaceflight corporation Blue Origin; Bezos Expeditions has revealed conclusive proof that one of the engines they recovered from the sea floor is an engine from the Apollo 11 mission.

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