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WEEK’S LAST CUBESATS DEPLOYED AS CREW STUDIES SPACE HEALTH

WEEK’S LAST CUBESATS DEPLOYED AS CREW STUDIES SPACE HEALTH The week’s final set of CubeSats were deployed today from outside the Japanese Kibo lab module’s airlock. Inside the International Space Station, the Expedition 51 crew continued exploring microgravity’s effects on muscles, bone cells and vision. Over a dozen CubeSats were ejected into Earth orbit this week outside the Kibo module to study Earth and space phenomena for the next one to two years. Today’s constellation of tiny satellites will explore a variety of subjects including hybrid, low temperature energy stowage systems and the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere known as the thermosphere.   More



(Source: NASA - May 19)

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