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CAN TINY SATELLITES HELP THE COAST GUARD DO ITS JOB?

CAN TINY SATELLITES HELP THE COAST GUARD DO ITS JOB? Satellites, small enough to fit in the palm of a hand, are driving a new Space Age, researchers say, and the U.S. Coast Guard wants in. In 2018, two so-called cube satellites will be launched into low Earth orbit from a SpaceX rocket, part of a project to test whether the satellites can detect emergency distress beacons in the Arctic. The mission, dubbed "Polar Scout," is also a way for the Coast Guard to look at potential uses for these satellites in its day-to-day work.   More



(Source: theday.com - Oct 15)

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