Thursday, June 26, 2008

Breaking news on NEOSSat

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Dynacon of Canada is putting up another micro-satellite!

See the project website here. And today's press release here.

NEOSSat will fly a compact package in a 700 km polar orbit tracking and detecting near Earth objects including other satellites and asteroids. It has the capacity to image hundreds of objects a day on exposures collecting only a few photons per second.

NEOSSat was developed by the same people that brought you MOST, see here (okay - not the Cubs but the real MOST).

BTW. You can include your name and have it sent into space with NEOSSat, here.

(I know it's over used but I always wanted to write breaking news at least once:)

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