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CubeSats for Hera mission to asteroid system selected

January 8th, 2019 by

ESA’s Hera mission concept, currently under study, would be humanity’s first mission to a binary asteroid: the 800 m-diameter Didymos is accompanied by a 170 m-diameter secondary body. The spacecraft will carry two tiny CubeSats for deployment around – and eventual landing on – the Didymos asteroids.

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Formation-flying microsatellites for RF monitoring

January 8th, 2019 by

The University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) announced the successful launch of three formation-flying microsatellites built by SFL under contract to Deep Space Industries for HawkEye 360 Inc. The microsatellites were launched last year into low Earth orbit on 3 December 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.

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