Vähä-Jaakkola spoke in December 2016 at Slush, an international conference for startup entrepreneurs and investors in Helsinki. He is standing in front of a screen showing images of the mobile application people will use to follow the Space Nation Astronaut Program. Credit: Space Nation
Elysium customers receive a smartphone application they can share with family and friends to track the cubesat, which is expected to remain in a sun-synchronous low-Earth orbit for about two years. Credit: Elysium
Canada's Innovation Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains said the Canadian Space Agency will develop a radar instrument for a future orbiter mission to Mars. Credit: CSA
A Phase Four plasma thruster. Credit: Phase Four
Artist's concept of SatRevolution's planned 3U cubesat. Credit: SatRevolution.
An ISRO Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifts off Feb. 14 carrying 104 satellites on a single rocket. Credit: ISRO
Credit: Screen Capture of Audacy - SpaceConnected video
A United Launch Alliance animation showing two cubesats deploying from the 24-cubesat dispenser the Denver company says its making standard on all Atlas 5 rockets beginning in 2017. Credit: ULA
Hera Systems satellite
The Super Strypi launch vehicle at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Hawaii. Credit: U.S. Air Force
Within NASA, the Heliophysics department has gotten a head start using cubesats for science. One researcher used data from the NSF-funded Colorado Student Space Weather Experiment (above) to double check data from a NASA balloon mission. Credit: Credit: Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder
Firefly's Alpha rocket
Spire's San Francisco team. Credit: Spire
Cislunar Explorer, a 3U cubesat a team at Cornell University is developing for a NASA-funded Lunar Derby. Credit Cislunar Explorer's artist concept.
NASA CubeSats Heading into Orbit (Artist's Concept) Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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