Nexus Ones are radiation-hardened?
If you've ever wondered what happens when you stick a Google Nexus One phone in a rocket and blast it to 28,000ft from the Nevada desert, then here's your answer: This fine piece of tomfoolery was the work of rocket fans down at the Mavericks Civilian Space Foundation, who provided a launch vehicle for the "Nexus One/ …
erm, no, the Van Allen Radiation Belt is, as the name suggests, chock-full of harmful radiation and, inconveniently, occupies the entire range of Low Earth Orbit, which happens to comfortably contain the orbits of the Iridium satellite constellation. You can bet those suckers are shielded to the gills.
It was actually doing something useful too. Pictures in the first link, more details of the flight in the second. I don't know which of the experiments it was part of.
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