Stanford Students Fly In Zero Gravity To Protect Satellites From Tiny Meteoroids

Stanford CA (SPX) Nov 22, 2010 Stanford researchers have completed the first successful tests in zero gravity of a canopy for CubeSats – the tiny satellites that hitch rides on rockets sending larger satellites into orbit. The goal is to gather data on what happens when micrometeoroids slam into a satellite. Such impacts often knock out electronic equipment on satellites. The encounters are poorly understood, but the ca


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