World's First Smartphone-Powered Satellite Launched Into Space

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Shalbatana

I hope they're not using AT&T, they'll never get reception!

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Damnlogin

Why Andriod? Why not Meego, Tizen or WebOS? All faster, more efficient and easier to work with...

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whr4usa

meego was abandoned in terms of corporate development sponsorship as was webOS mostly... I agree with you though

what's tizen?

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Electrik

This is friggin’ awesome. Just download an App for launch telemetry and we can all build satellites.

By the way, what happened to that idiot Wintel? That Narwhale song was the most bizzare thng I have ever read.

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yackman01

Some users got banned, I asked an editor about it. After several rude comments.

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TrollBot5000

Interesting. I think I will submit this for the Linux Action Show's "Runs linux" pick.

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deadlift1

"... and attitude & orbit control system,..."

The attitudes on these new satellites really need an adjustment too. Mine talks back to me all the time and frankly I'm sick of it. Good to see the Brits taking the lead on this.

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NavarWynn

Does it text us when it sees an asteroid bearing in?

How's reception in orbit? 3G or 4G?

I guess we'll also find out how gorilla glass holds up micrometeorites...

...I notice that they aren't relying on android for command and control... Linux for the important stuff... ;-)

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MaximumMike

But... Android is Linux.

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kixofmyg0t

Shhhhh. Let the troll think he has a point.

Once he figures out that Android is in fact Linux his brain will melt, and I wanna watch.

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TrollBot5000

hhahhahahhahah. nice.

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dedgar

What's the number? I wanna call.

I wonder how it will do with higher radiation levels up in orbit? I guess that we will find out.

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Nixon

Sounds pretty cool. :)

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