A Tiny Satellite Revolution Is Afoot In Space : Short Wave Meet the CubeSat: a miniaturized satellite that's been growing in sophistication. In the last 20 years, over 1,000 CubeSats have been launched into space for research and exploration. We talk about three CubesSat missions, and how this satellite technology ventured from college campuses to deep space. Tweet to Emily Kwong at @emilykwong1234 and talk #scicomm with Joe on @joesbigidea. Plus, you can always reach the show by emailing shortwave@npr.org.
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A Tiny Satellite Revolution Is Afoot In Space

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A Tiny Satellite Revolution Is Afoot In Space

A Tiny Satellite Revolution Is Afoot In Space

A Tiny Satellite Revolution Is Afoot In Space

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The MarCo, one of two CubeSats launched to follow the InSight Mission to Mars. As the first CubeSat to venture into deep space, MarCo was displayed at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The MarCo, one of two CubeSats launched to follow the InSight Mission to Mars. As the first CubeSat to venture into deep space, MarCo was displayed at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California.

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Meet the CubeSat: a miniaturized satellite that's been growing in sophistication. In the last 20 years, over 1,000 CubeSats have been launched into space for research and exploration. We talk about three cutting-edge CubesSat missions, MarCO, Near-Earth Asteroid Scout, and Lunar Flashlight, and how this satellite technology evolved from university laboratories to deep space.

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Tweet to Emily Kwong at @emilykwong1234 and talk #scicomm with Joe on @joesbigidea. Plus, you can always reach the show by emailing shortwave@npr.org.