Monday, 25 February 2013

STRaND-1 "smartphone satellite" launches

STRaND-1 "smartphone satellite" launches:
STRaND-1 having its solar panels atached
The world’s first space smartphone was launched into orbit today (Feb 25) atop an Indian Space Research Organisation PSLV rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. It’s part of the systems of the STRaND-1 spacecraft, which was sent into a 785-kilometer (488-mi) Sun-synchronous orbit where it will carry out a series of technology demonstrations under the guidance of the Surrey Space Centre’s ground station at the University of Surrey, UK. .. Continue Reading STRaND-1 "smartphone satellite" launches

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