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MZ_DIYSpace-Badge.gifYesterday, we talked about TubeSats, but what about the more well-known CubeSats? They’ve actually been around for awhile and there have been a number of successful launches. Over at NASA Hack Space (a website that every DIY space enthusiast should have on their radar) , they have a round-up of recent developments in these “nano-sats,” including links to articles on the Open Source Satellite Initiative.

CubeSat News 16 October 2010

 

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.