Inside the digital clock from a Soyuz spacecraft
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Inside the digital clock from a Soyuz spacecraft

Ken Shirriff published an interesting article on his blog. He writes: We recently obtained a clock that flew on a Soyuz space mission.1 The clock, manufactured in 1984, contains over 100 integrated circuits on ten circuit boards. Why is the clock so complicated? In this blog post, I...

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Running Cryptography on a Raspberry Pi Zero on the Space Station
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Running Cryptography on a Raspberry Pi Zero on the Space Station

The Raspberry Pi over time has wowed us with its versatility showcased in diverse intriguing applications in which it is used. It is served as the onboard computer powering diverse industrial equipment while also providing the edge needed in some medical experiments. However, it...

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DIY ISS Tracking Lamp
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DIY ISS Tracking Lamp

The International Space Station (ISS) is one of greatest feat of engineering achievements by mankind. It is a space station (habitable artificial satellite) in low Earth orbit. The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct...

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Smallest Satellite Ever Sent & Operated in Orbit By Breakthrough Starshot
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Smallest Satellite Ever Sent & Operated in Orbit By Breakthrough Starshot

Breakthrough Starshot is a research and engineering project by Breakthrough Initiatives to develop a proof-of-concept fleet of light sail spacecraft, named StarChip, capable of making the journey to the Alpha Centauri star system, 4.37 light-years away, at speeds between 15%...

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A Tutorial For Launching Your First Balloon
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A Tutorial For Launching Your First Balloon

Here is a nice tutorial about launching you first ballon into space. Also tracking device information is provided. Source is available here: There are a lot of reasons to put together a weather balloon launch. Its a great project for a STEM /STEAM class, it requires planning,...

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Rad tolerant megaAVR MCU for space & avionics applications
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Rad tolerant megaAVR MCU for space & avionics applications

by Graham Prophet @ edn-europe.com: Atmel ATmegaS128 AVR microcontrollers are now produced in space-grade quality, including latch-up immunity, ceramic packaging and extended temperature range for next-generation of space applications. AtmegaS128 – the first µC Rad Tolerant...

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