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Stamp-size thrusters could propel small satellites into space

Satellites the size of a Rubik's Cube could explore distant planets, thanks to tiny ion thrusters that could help reduce the cost of space missions.

By Oct. 25, 2013

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Phone chargers for Africa and 3D-printing in space win Branson backing

Solar-powered phone chargers for the developing world, 3D-printed satellites and bespoke shoes for the masses have won the backing of Sir Richard Branson.

By Mar. 13, 2014

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Pocket Spacecraft hopes to launch personalized moon missions

A Kickstarter project wants to open up lunar exploration to regular people around the world through a fleet of tiny, flat spacecraft.

By Jul. 1, 2013

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SRI shows the benefits of shrinking tech

Road Trip at Home: The technology R&D institution is applying Moore's Law to robots that disarm bombs remotely and tiny satellites that create a mesh network in the sky.

By May. 5, 2011

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How to hitch a ride to space (for your satellite)

Earth2Orbit will sell you the right to have your small satellite stow away on an Indian launch vehicle.

By Jan. 25, 2011