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NASA’s Tiny, Mars-Bound Satellites Have Successfully Signalled Home

NASA’s Tiny, Mars-Bound Satellites Have Successfully Signalled Home

NASA’s InSight lander is on its way to Mars following Saturday’s successful launch of an Atlas V rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. But the lander is not alone – it has a pair of twin communication CubeSats in tow. Called MarCO-A and MarCO-B, the tiny machines…

Australian Space Engineers Rescued Two Satellites

Australian Space Engineers Rescued Two Satellites

Two tiny cube satellites orbiting out of contact and out of control around the Earth since May have been rescued by a team of UNSW engineers. NASA, CSIRO, Optus and the Defence Department weren’t able to help, but a Dutch sound technician with access to a satellite dish from the…