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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 is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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