Google smartphones in orbit

7 Jul, 2014

NASA announces that their Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) are being equipped with smartphones produced by Google which have a motion-tracking camera, infrared depth censors, and space-tested batteries equipped, allowing the satellites to navigate more easily:

We wanted to add communication, a camera, increase the processing capability, accelerometers and other sensors. As we were scratching our heads thinking about what to do, we realized the answer was in our hands. Let’s just use smartphones.

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