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Nanosatellites launched from Space Station.
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On February 11, 12 and 13, 2014 several Nanosatellites were launched from the International Space station. The Nanosatellites delivered to the ISS by the "Cygnus” unmanned spacecraft were launched from the Japanese "Kibo” module of the ISS

The term "nanosatellite" or "nanosat" is applied to an artificial satellite with a wet mass between 1 and 10 kg.

The following Nanosatellites were launched from the ISS:

Flock-1.1 and Flock-1.2  – on February 11 at 08:31 UTC;

Flock-1.3 and Flock-1.4  – on February 11 at 12:41 UTC;

Flock-1.5 and Flock-1.6  – on February 12 at 08:30 UTC;

Flock-1.7 and Flock-1.8  – on February 13 at 08:20 UTC.

All satelites are belonged to Planet Labs, Inc., an American private company that aims to create an Earth imaging satellite network with open data access.

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