LightSail: Fiction Becomes Reality With A Satellite With Solar Sails-

Reality catches up with science fiction! A satellite with solar sails has just been created. Called "LightSail", the satellite is able to move in space using energy from sunlight.  We explain its design.After 6 years of intensive testing, the satellite "LightSail" is ready [...]


Satellites are very useful in terms of their coverage and the provision of different services like broadcasting, remote sensing and  telecommunication links. But it is quite expensive and complex procedure to build and launch them into their respective orbits. Once, [...]


NASA has sent three Google Nexus One, Android Smartphones in orbit around the Earth so that they can become "low-cost" satellites. NASA has used the launcher Antares of Orbital Sciences Corp. to launch these low cost satellites. The goal of [...]

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