Science & Technology
Mobile phone to blast into orbit
By T.K. Randall
January 24, 2011 · 14 comments
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Engineers are planning to send a mobile phone in to orbit to see if it still works in space.
The phone will run on Google's Android operating system and will also be tested to see if it can control a satellite and take photographs of the Earth. "Modern smartphones are pretty amazing," says project manager Shaun Kenyon.
British engineers are planning to put a mobile phone in space. The team at Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) in Guildford want to see if the sophisticated capabilities in today's phones will function in the most challenging environment known.
Source: BBC News
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