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NASA's 'PhoneSat' Program Points to Satellites of the Future
6/18/2013

A swarm of advanced and affordable nanosatellites for a coordinated science mission demonstration.   (Source: NASA)
A swarm of advanced and affordable nanosatellites for a coordinated science mission demonstration.
(Source: NASA)

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Stephen   8/29/2013 11:14:29 AM
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The Smart Phone is not chosen for its cell phone capacity but for its computer, firmware, sensors, and camera. Seperate inexpensive VHF & UHF FM radios are used for the digital communications and control.

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Stephen   8/29/2013 11:17:01 AM
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The key is sharing cost and payload space with others on the launch vehicle, and using relatively inexpensive commercial, non-man rated vehicles. Not to say the transport cost is trivial, but is can be manageable.

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