The last of 33 NanoRacks’ cubesats commercially delivered to the International Space Station aboard Orbital Sciences‘ Orb-1 Cygnus mission in January were successfully deployed from the orbital lab’s Japanese Kibo module early Feb. 28. Among the 17 small satellites dispensed in daily salvos between Feb. 25 and 28 were 12 cubesats needed to complete the Planet Labs’ Flock 1 constellation of Earth-observing satellites. Sixteen of the Flock 1 spacecraft launched for the San Francisco-based ...
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