Category Archives: Satellites

Microsatellites

Microsatellites are small artificial satellites built with low mass and size  – usually weighting between 10/11 and 100/120 kg – having reduced manufacturing and launch costs, hence easing a responsive access to Space. The interest of universities, private companies and government agencies in launching microsatellites has been increasing in the last decades, representing a recent development in the Space industry scenario.  Microsatellites are built with miniaturized […]

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GAUSS at ASI Workshop on Technological and Opportunity Missions for Small Satellites and Payloads for Earth Observation

GAUSS is joining the Workshop about Technological and Opportunity Missions for Small Satellites and Earth Observation Payloads – “Missioni tecnologiche e di opportunità per piccoli satelliti e payload di Osservazione della Terra” –  held on 2-3 July 2018 in Rome, at ASI premises. The event is organized by the Italian Space Agency (ASI), thanks to the Units of […]

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TuPOD deployed by ISS astronauts

The TuPOD has officially been deployed by the astronauts of the “Kibo” Experiment Module of the ISS on January 16, 2017 at 10:50GMT, as scheduled.    The astronauts manually set the launch of six small satellites that were transported to the ISS aboard the spacecraft “KOUNOTORI-6” last month, including the TuPOD. The astronauts accomplished the task using […]

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