2 Tiny Satellites Float in the Empty Vastness of Space

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A set of NanoRacks CubeSats photographed by an Expedition 38 crew member after the deployment by the Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (SSOD).

CubeSats are tiny satellites developed to help researchers collect data from Earth’s orbit at low cost. In this NASA photo, two NanoRacks CubeSats are captured floating high above our planet, going about their scientific business after being launched from the International Space Station.

“What’s new, Bob?”

“Just doing science stuff, Phil.”