6 Best Cubesat Videos From Around The Web

6 Best Cubesat Videos From Around The Web

cubesat small satelliteYou will have heard of CubeSats, but what are they exactly and where do CubeSat operators go to keep track of the latest opportunities and technology? It is tempting to say that they are small satellites, and that anybody can build one, but that would only be half of the story.

It would take several volumes to just describe the basics, but a picture being worth a thousand words, we thought it might be a better idea to refer you to some of the best CubeSat videos we found on the CubeSat.Us website from around the internet that do a much better job of explaining what these smallsats are, what they do, and how they are launched into low Earth orbit by a range of private citizens, commercial businesses and educational organizations.…

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Charles Simonyi - Citizen Spaceflight Astronaut

Charles Simonyi - Citizen Spaceflight Astronaut

What is remarkable about Simonyi, a Hungarian-born American businessman, is the fact that he paid not once for a flight to the ISS, but twice- once for a ride on Soyuz TMA-10 in 2007, and again in April of 2009, when he flew on Soyuz TMA-14.

Dr. Simonyi holds current licenses for multi-engine jets and helicopters, and has logged more than 2000 hours of flying time, which goes some way toward realizing his dreams of advancing space flight for civilians.…

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Anousheh Ansari - Citizen Spaceflight Astronaut

Anousheh Ansari - Citizen Spaceflight Astronaut

When space tourism resumed with the Discovery mission (STS-114) in July of 2005 after the Colombia tragedy, Iranian-born Anousheh Ansari became the first female private space tourist when she flew to the ISS on Soyuz TMA-9 on September 18th, 2006, since the return of the Shuttle fleet to active service had freed up seats on the Russian Soyuz rockets.

A shining example of the American dream, Ansari came to the US when she was a teenager that could not speak English…

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NanoRacks - Payload Launch Opportunities

NanoRacks - Payload Launch Opportunities

Focusing almost exclusively on launching small payloads and CubeSats for private clients, NanoRacks became the first launch provider that could launch small payloads from the International Space Station

NanoRacks achieves this by deploying commercial payloads through the airlock in the Japanese KIBO module as from October of 2013, by using the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (J-SSOD).…

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