Photos: Twinkle, twinkle little satellite

Photos: Twinkle, twinkle little satellite

Summary: Small enough to hold in one hand, CubeSats prove you don't have to be big to get a steady gig in orbit.

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TOPICS: Nasa / Space
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  • Student CubeSats

    Student CubeSats on display at Aalborg University in Denmark.

  • Bob Twiggs

    Stanford University professor Bob Twiggs is one of the driving forces behind the CubeSat project. He's been working on tiny orbital designs since the mid-1980s. Here he's holding one of the early CubeSat models.

  • University of Tokyo satellite

    This unit, launched by the University of Tokyo, orbits Earth and sends back photos.

Topic: Nasa / Space

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