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Tiny Satellites Launch From Space Station (Photos)

Orbital Insight

Orbital Insight

The company Orbital Insight is making sense of images of Earth taken from space. The firm was featured on Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2017 List.

Cubesats Deployed on Feb. 11, 2014

NASA

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.

Electronics Stack for the LituanicaSAT-1

Vytenis Buzas

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.

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