Gallery: UK Scientists Launch the World’s First Smartphone-Powered Sate...


This week the world’s first smartphone-powered satellite was successfully launched into orbit. STRaND-1 went into space aboard the Indian Space Research Organization’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. Measuring only 11.8 inches tall, the nanosatellite will use an Android-powered Google Nexus One phone to collect scientific data, take pictures of Earth and it will allow people to upload videos that will play in space.

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