What Can You Do with an off-the-Shelf Android Phone?

Why not send it into space?  Who wouldn’t want a tiny satellite all their own?  You could do satellite stuff.

NASA got busy with this slightly crazy concept and did just that.  They bought three Nexus 1 Android phones, supersized the batteries, duct-taped on a radio transmitter, and put them in control of three CubeSats (10 cm cubes).

You can read the full story here.  There is some additional information here.


Have fun with that.


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