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Cubesats Released from Space Station

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 12:02pm

Click to Enlarge -- Courtesy of NASAThree nanosatellites, known as Cubesats, are deployed from a Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (SSOD) attached to the Kibo laboratory’s robotic arm at 7:10 a.m. (EST) on November 19, 2013. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, Expedition 38 flight engineer, monitored the satellite deployment while operating the Japanese robotic arm from inside Kibo. The Cubesats were delivered to the International Space Station August 9, aboard Japan’s fourth H-II Transfer Vehicle, Kounotori-4.

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