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Open source software and hardware are about to take a giant, if futile, leap into space, thanks to two “CubeSats” that ascended into the heavens in the HTV-4 “transfer vehicle” that also carried a humaniform robot to the International Space Station (ISS). The two CubeSats, named because they are cubes ten centimetres on each …

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Clever launch technique

Ship them to someone already up there.

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chuck them out.

I like it!

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Launched using the robotic arm... hm. Overhand, underhand or sidearm throw?

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Wot? Won't they get nicked for thowing litter from a moving veh-icle?

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Re: Clever launch technique

Googly

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why 'futile'

Seems a harsh word to apply to this project?

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BAH futile indeed!

Cubesats are perfect for small missions - like ionospheric studies and amateur band transponders

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"HTV-4 docks at the ISS early on Saturday, Australian time".

What's that in UTC?

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"What's that in UTC?"

March.

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More to the point which Australian time? What timezone?

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Cubesat propulsion is the cutting edge of this technology

But even without it they will deliver some useful results and give people experience of this sort of hardware.

Thumbs up.

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The On-going march of progress...

So, compared to the original Voyager spacecraft, how do these Cubesat's compare for compute power?

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