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Project Tango powered NASA SPHERES to blast into space this week

by: Rob TriggsJuly 8, 2014
NASA's plans to send robots powered by Google's Project Tango 3D smartphones to the International Space Station remains on track, with the launch scheduled for July 11th.
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Project Tango will power NASA’s SPHERES robotic platform, will launch into space later this summer

by: Andrew GrushApril 18, 2014
Google has now announced it has been working with NASA since last year with the goal of using Project Tango within NASA's SPHERES robotic platform.
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NASA’s Nexus One satellites send pictures home, program to be extended

by: Bogdan PetrovanMay 4, 2013
NASA has announced that the three “PhoneSat” satellites based on Android smartphones have successfully captured and transmitted images of the Earth.
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Beyond mobile phones: how Android smartphones ended up in space

by: J. Angelo RacomaMarch 25, 2013
Here's the story of how NASA decided to use the Samsung-made Google Nexus S in its SPHERES satellite project.
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Nexus devices picked by NASA to power ultra-cheap satellites

by: nathanAugust 24, 2012
Here's what we know about PhoneSat, NASA's coolest technological venture into space: it's low-cost and it's sporting none other than the 'droid. It's actually part of the CubeSat Launch Initiative that ties in small consumer electronics with working nanosatellites.
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Android smartphone set for space launch with STRaND-1

by: J. Angelo RacomaAugust 6, 2012

Android is going to space. Smartphones have previously been part of NASA shuttle missions as productivity tools and for experimentation. This time, however, an Android smartphone will, itself, be the core of the satellite.

With the STRaND-1 project, British company Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. hopes to launch a smartphone satellite into orbit. Given smartphones’ computing and data capabilities, engineers say they can easily be turned into space-bound data-gathering tools. “Apart from solar panels, this thing pretty much is a satellite,” says engineer Chris Bridges, who says smartphones have almost everything needed, including cameras, [...]

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Best Android apps for astronomy enthusiasts and stargazers

by: Alvin YbañezJune 25, 2012

Our ancestors viewed the starry sky every night. In their minds and imaginations, they formed stars into unique objects that we now call constellations. They also told stories of how these constellations came to be. Thanks to today’s technology, we are able to see the real images of stars, planets, and other celestial objects in space. We have even sent space missions to discover the mysteries of outer space.

With the rapid improvement of Android smartphones, you can also discover the stars and planets right on your Android device. In today’s app list, we will be tackling of some of the best Android apps for astronomy enthusiasts and stargazers. Using these [...]

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