Skycube

From: Sheldon Cooper (bigbazinga@yahoo.com)
Date: Sun Jul 14 2013 - 14:19:38 UTC

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    Don't know if this has been mentioned here before, but Skycube is a cubesat to be launched in September which will inflate a 21 meter (70 ft) wide titanium dioxide coated balloon to drag de-orbit itself at end of mission, resulting in a three week duration 0 magnitude object:
    
    http://www.southernstars.com/skycube/
    
    
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbNPLtLK1wk
    
    
    http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/space-all-small-cheap-satellites-may-one-day-do-your-6C10488674
    
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