CubeSat Deployment Photos

Kate Rubins2016-09-14


Washington, DC, United States

View taken by the Expedition 49 crew of track of first of four pairs of Planet Lab DoveSats over the Earth. This deployment titled “Flock 2” is a fleet of nanosatellites designed, built and operated by Planet Labs Inc., and will enable imagery of the changing planet to be taken on a frequent basis, with humanitarian and environmental applications ranging from monitoring deforestation and the ice caps to disaster relief and improving agriculture yields in developing nations. Image used as part of Twitter message - We launched two satellites from @Space_Station today – like skydivers soaring towards the earth." #AstroKate.


  • Title: CubeSat Deployment Photos
  • Creator: Kate Rubins
  • Date Created: 2016-09-14
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: mgwhite

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