Japan launches smallest rocket ever to carry satellite into orbit
When you carry tiny payloads, you only need a tiny rocket.
ESA picks two tiny spacecraft to study the dark side of the Moon
The cubesats will provide insight into lunar activity you rarely see.
Mini-Hubble will scan dim stars to see if they can support life
Do dwarf stars fry their planets? A Cheerio box-sized CubeSat aims to find out.
The robots that will sweep Earth's skies
Until then, all those dead satellites will have to fend for themselves.
Vector successfully launches prototype rocket for small satellites
It was the first of its kind to be funded by and carry a customer payload.
Japan's experimental mini rocket launch ends in failure
It was supposed to break new ground, but only highlighted problems with the space program.
NASA plans to launch swarms of small satellites to study Earth
They'll observe weather patterns and climate change.
White House initiative pushes for more tiny satellites
NASA and other agencies are giving microsatellites the resources they need to thrive.
NASA is making a small carbon nanotube telescope for CubeSats
It might take a while before it's ready, though.