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STRaND-1 Satellite Preparing to Activate Onboard Nexus One

We’ve previously reported on the NASA project to base a new generation of small, cheap, spacecraft around Android phones, dubbed PhoneSat. While PhoneSat is still on track to launch in April, the British have beaten their American counterparts to the punch with the Surrey Training, Research, and Nanosatellite Demonstrator (STRaND-1) satellite, currently orbiting the Earth. […]

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SpaceX Software Engineers to Answer Questions on Reddit

Software engineers from commercial space pioneer SpaceX will be hosting a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) tomorrow at 1:00 PM Eastern (10:00 AM Pacific), offering a rare glimpse into the inter-workings of this extremely successful company. Based on comments from SpaceX founder Elon Musk and SpaceX job listings, it’s known that their spacecraft’s avionics are written in C++ and run […]