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Inexpensive chip-size satellites orbit Earth

Inexpensive chip-size satellites orbit Earth A decade ago, while still a Ph.D. student at Cornell University, Zac Manchester imagined building chip-scale satellites that might work together to study Earth or explore space. On June 3, as NASA Ames Research Center announces the successful deployment of the largest swarm of ChipSats in history, Manchester, now an assistant professor at Stanford, is already envisioning the future of this technology. "This is like the PC revolution for space," said Manchester, who joined the aeronautics and astronautics faculty last year.    More

(Source: - Jun 5)

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