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Can Android Revolutionize Spacecraft Design? 110

Posted by timothy
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An anonymous reader writes "NASA's Ames Research Center is working on a new project designed to drastically cut the cost of launching and operating small satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). The project, known as PhoneSat, will see the Android powered Nexus One and Nexus S phones command their very own small scale spacecraft this year in a first of its kind research mission."
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Can Android Revolutionize Spacecraft Design?

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 25, 2012 @03:51PM (#41124751)

    The spacecraft's battery will die half way through its rated time, a simple grid UI will lag for its input, your spacecraft will get hijacked by malware from the NASA-Store, each spacecraft will have a different version driving costs up, and software updates in space will be at the mercy of At&t and Verizon?!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday August 25, 2012 @04:02PM (#41124823)

    We're the Nexus One and One S

    Wow. Take that, Siri. Nexus One and One S have advanced to the point where they can troll Slashdot.

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