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Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Finally launched into space in 2013 NASA satellites with Nexus One and Nexus S

Finally launched into space in 2013 NASA satellites with Nexus One and Nexus S

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Since we had a few months ago told the project to build two small satellites based on phones, without any modifications, and using only parts available in the market at an average cost of $ 3,500. The satellites are called PhoneSat and are part of a program to explore space very low cost and readily available technology.

HTC, the manufacturer of the will be the brain of the PhoneSat 1.0 (the other will have a Nexus S), welcomed the move and said that finally the satellites will be launched next year.

In a post on his official blog , the Taiwanese company explains that this way of building satellites is because any modern smartphone incorporates almost all the features of a modern satellite: a flexible operating system, GPS, radio multiband, gyroscopes, accelerometers, cameras HD digital, etc.. “Even a model ‘as old’ as the Nexus One has a processor 100 times more powerful than an average satellite in space.”

The satellites will have the shape of a cube of 10 cm per side, so we bet and will now look like from space satellites CubeSats (also a cubic decimeter), launched a few days ago from the International Station:

Finally launched into space in 2013 NASA satellites with Nexus One and Nexus S image 2

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Link: HTC and Nexus One NASA to send into space in 2013 as part of PhoneSat program (Engadget)

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