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World’s first “phonesat”, STRaND-1, successfully launched into orbit

25 Feb 2013, 00:00 UTC
World’s first “phonesat”, STRaND-1, successfully launched into orbit

STRaND-1, a nanosatellite carrying a smartphone, has successfully launched into Space from India today.
- STRaND-1 will fly the world's first smartphone in orbit and is the UK’s first CubeSat launched.
- The satellite flies a Google Nexus One smartphone, a new Linux-based high-speed processor and attitude & orbit control system, and two novel propulsion systems (8 pulsed plasma thrusters and a water-alcohol propulsion system).
- STRaND-1 is a training and demonstration mission 3U CubeSat (10cm x 30cm) weighing 4.3 kg, developed by the Surrey Space Centre and Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.

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