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NanoRacks CubeSats Deployed From Station

NanoRacks CubeSats Deployed From Station | Aerospace Control Software | Scoop.it
#Exp38 crew on #ISS captured this view of 2 @NanoRacks #CubeSats after deployment. http://t.co/tUHyAzBwn3 http://t.co/apCkAvQeIC
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Check out PSS"s CubeSat Products to pursue your own project!

www.psatellite.com/CubeSatProducts

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NASA-Built Nanosatellite Launch Adapter System Ready For Flight - SpaceDaily - Space Daily

NASA-Built Nanosatellite Launch Adapter System Ready For Flight - SpaceDaily - Space Daily | Aerospace Control Software | Scoop.it
NASA-Built Nanosatellite Launch Adapter System Ready For Flight - SpaceDaily Space Daily Standing a mere ten inches tall, NLAS is short enough to squeeze various configurations of cubesats, such as 3-unit satellites that measure approximately 14...
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With NASA's (and other agencies') ever-growing efforts to promote CubeSats, finding the right tools for affordable spacecraft design, control, and simulation can be tough.  Universities and labs have more opportunities than ever, so let's give them the engineering tools they need to tap that potential and do great science.

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The audacious plan to end hunger with 3-D printed food

The audacious plan to end hunger with 3-D printed food | Aerospace Control Software | Scoop.it
Anjan Contractor's 3D food printer might evoke visions of the "replicator" popularized in Star Trek, from which Captain Picard was constantly interrupting himself to order tea.
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Even ff the Direct Fusion Drive can shorten interstellar trips to a few months or a year, humans will still need to eat on other planets.  Insects may be good for protein but I think vegans and those who keep kosher might have a problem.  What other protein sources are left untapped?  What if we become so dependent on 5-10 ingredients that new allergies develop?  (Or are we already dependent on 5-10 ingredients: corn, soy, wheat, etc.)

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Stunning Satellite Images of Earth | TIME.com

Stunning Satellite Images of Earth | TIME.com | Aerospace Control Software | Scoop.it
Exclusive timelapse: See climate change, deforestation and urban sprawl unfold as Earth evolves over 30 years.

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luiy's curator insight, May 13, 2013 9:17 AM
TIME and Space | By Jeffrey Kluger

Spacecraft and telescopes are not built by people interested in what’s going on at home. Rockets fly in one direction: up. Telescopes point in one direction: out. Of all the cosmic bodies studied in the long history of astronomy and space travel, the one that got the least attention was the one that ought to matter most to us—Earth.

That changed when NASA created the Landsat program, a series of satellites that would perpetually orbit our planet, looking not out but down. Surveillance spacecraft had done that before, of course, but they paid attention only to military or tactical sites. Landsat was a notable exception, built not for spycraft but for public monitoring of how the human species was altering the surface of the planet. Two generations, eight satellites and millions of pictures later, the space agency, along with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), has accumulated a stunning catalog of images that, when riffled through and stitched together, create a high-definition slide show of our rapidly changing Earth. TIME is proud to host the public unveiling of these images from orbit, which for the first time date all the way back to 1984.

Over here is Dubai, growing from sparse desert metropolis to modern, sprawling megalopolis. Over there are the central-pivot irrigation systems turning the sands of Saudi Arabia into an agricultural breadbasket — a surreal green-on-brown polka-dot pattern in the desert. Elsewhere is the bad news: the high-speed retreat of Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska; the West Virginia Mountains decapitated by the mining industry; the denuded forests of the Amazon, cut to stubble by loggers.

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, May 13, 2013 12:07 PM

Incredible images showing not only deforestation, but increase in urban sprawl & vanishing glaciers. 

Darren Smith's curator insight, May 13, 2013 6:38 PM

Wow!

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Princeton Satellite Systems

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Spacecraft Control Toolbox, Aircraft Control Toolbox at Princeton Satellite Systems. We are a leader in the development of spacecraft and satellite control systems for the spacecraft industry
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