Facing budget problems are depleted, the U.S. space agency NASA has made a lot of ways to defend ourselves as a leader in space exploration. Examples are PhoneSat project, which aims to build and launch satellites easily into orbit at low cost.
Experts at NASA using existing hardware on the Nexus One Google phone as the brain of the mission PhoneSat 1.0. However, the satellite is only live for a short time to take pictures and send them back to base. Meanwhile, nanosatelit will monitor the health of the device itself and provides information of any errors that occur.
PhoneSat 2.0 will have better capabilities, NASA using the Nexus S as the brain, with other upgrades, including S band two-way radio (allowing NASA to control the satellite from the earth), solar panels for longer flight time, and a GPS transponder. Surely NASA would try to keep the total cost of each satellite is not up to $ 3500. PhoneSat three systems (two PhoneSat 1.0, and a PhoneSat 2.0) is scheduled to be rolled this year.
origin source byThe Verge