HTC Nexus One is officially the first ‘smartpho-naut’ as part of the NASA PhoneSat program

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Do you remember the NASA PhoneSat project that we learned about last summer? The purpose of it was to build small nanosatellites using small consumer electronics. Well the Nexus One was the chosen one and it’s in space right now. The Nexus One launched on February 25th, and HTC is calling it the first smartpho-naut.

So what is it doing up there? It’s taking snapshots, and what’s really cool is the 360app is installed on it, which means earth creatures will be able to request snapshots soon. That feature isn’t live yet, so stay tuned. For background information on the PhoneSat project, hit the break for a short video.

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source: HTC  more info: 360app

 

 

 

 

  • Guy De Vos

    If hey used an iphone, the sat would get lost:-)

    • http://twitter.com/JMOBILEHITE352 JAN J*MOBILE E. HITE

      Very True @Guy De Vos

  • Alex Hernandez

    The iPhone would only work if they are using iTunes to communicate with it.