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Saving the Planet One Tiny Satellite at a Time

A Silicon Valley startup is turning its technical acumen and passion for space into an innovative venture that uses a fleet of relatively inexpensive, tiny satellites to take non-stop pictures of Earth.

January 16, 2014
2:30 PM EST
In November, astronauts got to fire up the the JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer that is attached to the space station's Japanese module, Kibo. Flock 1 will be launched by a similar launcher device, built by the company Nanoracks, also attached to the Kibo module. | NASA/JAXA/Koichi Wakata