May 19, 2017

CubeSats Deployed Outside Station’s Kibo Lab Module

A pair of CubeSats moments after being ejected from a small satellite deployer outside of the International Space Station
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A pair of CubeSats, with the Earth’s limb in the background, moments after being ejected from a small satellite deployer outside of the International Space Station’s Kibo laboratory module on Wednesday, May 16, 2017. The tiny shoebox-sized satellites will orbit Earth observing the Earth’s upper atmosphere and interstellar radiation left over from the Big Bang. 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. 

Image Credit: NASA

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