PISA's magnetometer was called upon to support the main attitude determination and control system (ADCS) on FASTSAT following an anomaly on Feb 16, 2011.
NanoSail-D is slowly descending after successfully orbiting the Earth's upper atmosphere since deploying its sail on Jan. 20.
NASA has formed a partnership with Spaceweather.com to engage the amateur astronomy community to submit the best images of the orbiting NanoSail-D solar sail.
Engineers at the Marshall Center confirmed that the NanoSail-D nanosatellite successfully deployed its 100-square-foot polymer sail in low-Earth orbit and is operating as planned.
On Jan. 19, NASA engineers confirmed that the NanoSail-D nanosatellite has ejected from the FASTSAT satellite.
FASTSAT Mission Status Update for Dec. 20
NanoSail-D has deployed from the FASTSAT spacecraft -- NASA's first successful ejection of a nanosatellite from a free-flying microsatellite.
NASA's Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology Satellite, or FASTSAT, has launched from the Kodiak Launch Complex on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
NASA's FASTSAT microsatellite will share a ride to space with three other satellites on Nov. 19.
NASA will hold a media teleconference at 12:30 p.m. CST on Tuesday, Nov. 9, to discuss the FASTSAT microsatellite and the O/OREOS mission.
The Fast, Affordable, Science and Technology Satellite, or FASTSAT, arrived at the Kodiak Launch Complex on Kodiak Island, Alaska, on Aug. 10 from the Marshall Center.
NASA has successfully completed a comprehensive pre-shipment review of FASTSAT, a microsatellite spacecraft that will carry experiments to low-Earth orbit.
NASA has successfully completed a comprehensive pre-shipment review of FASTSAT, a small, microsatellite class spacecraft bus that will carry six experiment payloads to low-Earth orbit.
Three FASTSAT Instruments were tested at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center recently. Known as MINI-ME, PISA and TTI.