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December 11th, 2012
Japan Equips the International Space Station with CubeSat Launching Capacity

The International Space Station (ISS) was recently the jumping-off place for a group of satellites, thanks to the Japan Aerospace and Exploration Agency (JAXA). The recent launch from the ISS involved five CubeSats. Each one is just four cubic inches and weighs less than three pounds. CubeSats generate their own power via solar panels and can transmit signals. For example, the newly launched CubeSats will be taking pictures of Earth, sending Morse code messages via super-bright LEDs, logging maritime traffic, and monitoring forest fires. All the CubeSats are now successfully in orbit, NASA reports. Read More