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Bring Him Home

Bring Him Home

My friend Joel Jackel came down from new York with his Mark Watney costume. It took him a year to make it. We found a good location to take some shots and then with a little bit of editing, made it look like Mars. It was a fun photo shoot. Going to send this image on...

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Honored to Fly a Unique Item

Honored to Fly a Unique Item

One of the tenants we have here at Mini-Cubes is one that we have followed for years. Make space available to everyone. Sometimes that means we get to launch something really incredible. We will be launching a copy of Svetoslav Alexandrov’s book, I, Virtual Astronaut....

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Blue Origin Completes NS-11 Flight

Blue Origin Completes NS-11 Flight

This morning Blue Origin successfully flew their 11th space mission. The spacecraft zoomed to over 346,000 feet in a picture perfect launch. It was incredible to watch. For Mini-Cubes this has been a good day. One of the experiments onboard proved out some design...

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Article About Our Work In The Ephrata Review

Article About Our Work In The Ephrata Review

Recently, I spent half a day with Dick Wanner, a reporter for the Ephrata Review. The article finally appeared in the paper and I couldn’t be happier with the result. It was a fun interview. I loved showing off where we are and what we plan to do. You can check out...

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Prototype Parts Go Gold

Prototype Parts Go Gold

During the development process, we have to design and test a lot of parts. When they reach gold status, they are ready for production. Three parts from our PocketQube, Discovery, have reached this status. For these parts, there will be no further changes. The next...

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New Pod Design Finished

New Pod Design Finished

In order to test the Discovery PocketQube, we needed to build a launch pod. This device holds the Discovery and other PocketQubes in place for launch. Once the pod is in orbit, the door is commanded to open and the PocketQubes are released. These pods are for testing...

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First Light on the Camera

First Light on the Camera

This week we managed to get the system's camera to see light for the first time. This took a bit more work than anticipated as the serial interface we are using would not play nice with Putty. After troubleshooting for a couple of evenings, we found that it was easier...

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Just Getting Started

Just Getting Started

Welcome the Mini-Cubes blog. We are just getting the formal part of the project started but we have been working on the concept for over a year now. As we continue our slow but steady progress to launch day, we hope you will come along for the journey. Traveling is so...

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