June 14, 2016
Researchers from around Australia have begun testing satellites at the Mount Stromlo space testing facilities at The Australian National University (ANU) ahead of a mass satellite launch from the International Space Station later this year. Three CubeSats, satellites built from cubes about 10 centimetres per side, have been developed by researchers at ANU, the University
May 31, 2016
In May 2016, 17 CubeSats were released by the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer on the International Space Station. The Dove satellites are part of a constellation designed, built and operated by Planet Labs to take Earth images for humanitarian and environmental applications ranging from monitoring deforestation and urbanization to improving natural-disaster relief and agricultural yields in developing nations.
April 11, 2016
The GomX-3 CubeSat, which was ejected from the International Space Station on Oct. 5, 2015, has been tracking aircraft in flight across Earth. Built for the European Space Agency (ESA) by GomSpace in Denmark, the CubeSat’s distinctive helical antenna has detected millions of signals from aircraft.
October 20, 2015
NASA and The Aerospace Corp. received confirmation that the Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration (OCSD) CubeSat spacecraft is in orbit and operational, but it currently is experiencing a problem with its attitude control system.
October 14, 2015
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2015—NASA and The Aerospace Corporation of El Segundo, California, have received confirmation the Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration (OCSD) CubeSat spacecraft is in orbit and operational. OCSD launched aboard an Atlas V rocket Thursday from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. OCSD is the first in a new series of six NASA-managed technology demonstration
January 27, 2015
Planet Labs recently closed a $70 million Series C round of financing, including $25 million debt for a total of $95 million in financing. Data Collective led this round of financing, which comes after the company’s successful launch of 73 satellites, the opening of a new headquarters in the heart of San Francisco and the addition of Tom Barton as chief operating officer.