Posts tagged Lunar Orbit
UK Scientists Will Launch A Smartphone Satellite Into Space

A team of scientists from the University of Surrey are preparing to send the world's first smartphone satellite into orbit.

Called STRaND-1 (the Surrey Training, Research and Nanosatellite Demonstrator), this 30cm CubeSat weighing 4.3kg is powered by the Google Nexus One smartphone, and will launch into a 785km sun-synchronous orbit.

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Aerospace Company Selling Tickets To The Moon, A Snip At $100 Million


The Isle Of Man-based commercial aerospace company Excalibur Almaz has said it is now ready to sell tickets for a 500,000-mile round trip, six month journey to the Moon's orbit and back. Tickets for the once-in-a-lifetime journey are expected to sell for as much as $100 million, though this has yet to be confirmed, and only those in peak physical condition will be accepted to board.

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