Astronauts aboard the International Space Station ejected five Cube Sats in two waves Oct. 4, successfully demonstrating a first-ever satellite deployment technique using the Japanese Experiment Module’s Small Satellite Orbital Deployer and robot arm. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide handled the task from a JEM operator’s post, commanding the 40-ft.-long combination main robot and small fine arm extension to extract the deployer holding the five ...


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