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PhoneSat 2.4, the satellite made from a Nexus S smartphone, has called home saying it's A-OK.
NASA has launched three HTC Nexus One smartphones into orbit around the Earth as low-cost satellites.
The Antares launched smoothly from Virginia's Wallops Flight Facility and released a simulated cargo ship. It's slated to follow SpaceX's Falcon 9 as a commercial ISS resupply craft.
Miniature satellites resembling the flying robot that helped Luke Skywalker with his light saber training are now serving as mission control's eyes and ears aboard the International Space Station.