Animation: New NASA Rocket Will Bring Tiny Satellites Into Space

February 3, 2016 - See how a mini-satellite, or CubeSat, that's propelled by a solar sail will perform reconnaissance on an asteroid during Exploration Mission 1 in 2018. The CubeSat will be one of 13 deployed on NASA's new Space Launch System, which will send the Orion spacecraft on its journey to the moon and back. About the size of a large shoe box, each CubeSat has a specific scientific function and will explore other destinations, such as the moon.

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