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Jpl Deploys a Cubesat For Astronomy


A JPL CubeSat named ASTERIA was deployed from the International Space Station on November 21. It will test the use of CubeSats for astronomy research.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Tiny satellites called CubeSats have attracted a lot of attention in recent years. Besides allowing researchers to test new technologies, their relative simplicity also offers hands-on training to early-career engineers.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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