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Rocket Launches 4 Tiny Satellites on Test Flight (Photos)

Disassembling PolySat and StangSat

Douglas Messier/

Engineers disassemble the cubesat PolySat (foreground) and StangSat (background) during preparations for a test launch from California's Mojave Desert in June 2013. The P-POD is behind PolySat.

RUBICS-1 Payload Before Loading Into Prospector Rocket

NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis

The student-designed RUBICS-1 payload is in the foreground before the CubeSats are loaded into the body of the Prospector rocket.

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