A close-up of the electronics stack for the LituanicaSAT-1, which will transmit the first Lithuanian message from space. LituanicaSAT-1 will launch from the International Space Station as part of the NanoRacks Smallsat Deployment Program. (Vytenis Buzas)
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International Space Station solar array panels, Earth’s horizon and the blackness of space provide the backdrop for the Feb. 11 deployment of the first of 33 small satellites using the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer. (NASA)
Two of the 28 Planet Labs Dove satellites that make up the Flock 1 constellation are seen launching into orbit from the International Space Station on Feb. 11. (NASA)
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a CubeSat! With so many small, relatively inexpensive satellites deploying lately from the International Space Station, it may seem like the area referred to as low-Earth orbit, between 100 and 1,240 miles above the planet, is full of these compact cubes...