MarCO: First Interplanetary CubeSat Mission

When NASA launches its next mission on the journey to Mars – a stationary lander in 2016 called InSight – the flight will include two CubeSats. This will be the first time CubeSats have flown in deep space. If this flyby demonstration is successful, the technology will provide NASA the ability to quickly transmit status information about the main spacecraft after it lands on Mars.

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