Finally launched into space in 2013 NASA satellites with Nexus One and Nexus S
Since we had a few months ago told the NASA project to build two small satellites based on Nexus 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 nexus one will be the brain of the satellite PhoneSat 1.0 (the other will have a Samsung 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 Space Station:Android, Google Android, Google Nexus One, Google Nexus S, HTC, NASA, Nexus, nexus one, Nexus S, Samsung, satellite, Space