"A guy in his garage" is the Cubesat aim for low Earth Orbit. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

Jan 24, 01:54 AM

Photo:Near-Earth Asteroid Scout concept: a controllable solar sail CubeSat

NASA - NASA: http://www.space.com/29374-nasa-cubesat-rocket-launch-system.html

Near-Earth Asteroid Scout (NEA Scout) is a 2014 mission concept by NASA to analyze, design, develop, and fly a controllable low-cost CubeSat solar sail spacecraft capable of encountering near-Earth asteroids (NEA). The goal is to develop a capability that would close knowledge gaps at a near-Earth asteroid (NEA) in the 1-100 m range identified for human exploration. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) are jointly examining this mission concept. It would be a secondary payload on the first planned flight of the Space Launch System (SLS) scheduled to launch in December 2017.

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"A guy in his garage" is the Cubesat aim for low Earth Orbit.  Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com