It’s a Bird! It’s A Plane! No, It’s A Google Nexus One!

It’s a Bird! It’s A Plane! No, It’s A Google Nexus One!

The NexusOne PhoneSat experiment aims to test the viability of using today's advanced phones as satellites.

Elyse Lipman
  • 5 august 2010

Google’s Nexus One phone took off last week, traveling upwards of 28,000 feet while attached to an Intimidator-5 rocket.   The launch was part of the NexusOne PhoneSat experiment, an ongoing project directed by a group of NASA Ames students, some Google employees, and two NASA contractors that aims to challenge the distinction between mobile phones and satellites.

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