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Bring Him Home

Bring Him Home

My friend Joel Jackel came down from new York with his Mark Watney costume. It took him a year to make it. We found a good location to take some shots and then with a little bit of editing, made it look like Mars. It was a fun photo shoot. Going to send this image on...
Honored to Fly a Unique Item

Honored to Fly a Unique Item

One of the tenants we have here at Mini-Cubes is one that we have followed for years. Make space available to everyone. Sometimes that means we get to launch something really incredible. We will be launching a copy of Svetoslav Alexandrov’s book, I, Virtual Astronaut....
Blue Origin Completes NS-11 Flight

Blue Origin Completes NS-11 Flight

This morning Blue Origin successfully flew their 11th space mission. The spacecraft zoomed to over 346,000 feet in a picture perfect launch. It was incredible to watch. For Mini-Cubes this has been a good day. One of the experiments onboard proved out some design...

Blue Origin Launch Tomorrow

Alan Boyle has a good writeup on the latest Blue Origin flight scheduled for tomorrow. While not directly related to Mini-Cubes, I worked on the NanoLab design. I created a 3D printed flame resistant casing for the experiment for Teachers in Space. I also designed the...

Finally Some Progress

My apologies for not putting together something sooner. I had hoped to have a nice video to show but my seasonal allergies have taken their heavy toll and I have been unable to function at the level you have come to expect. Hopefully, this will be short lived and we...

Article About Our Work In The Ephrata Review

Recently, I spent half a day with Dick Wanner, a reporter for the Ephrata Review. The article finally appeared in the paper and I couldn’t be happier with the result. It was a fun interview. I loved showing off where we are and what we plan to do. You can check...

The Structure of Discovery

This video update tells you a little bit about the various parts used for the structure of the Discovery PocketQube satellite. All the components are made out of Windform XL 2.0. This 3D printed material makes for super strong parts that have already been tested in...
Solar Panel Prototypes

Solar Panel Prototypes

Development continues on Discovery, even though the Kickstarter was not funded. It will slow us down, but we are not out of the game yet. We continue to create new components and test them on the prototype frames we have build. The latest part, and one of the last, is...

Kickstarter Update, More Parts Go Gold

Check out Kickstarter for the latest update! We are behind in our goal but there is still a chance we can pull this one out and have a successful campaign. We continue to make progress on the Discovery. We now have seven parts in gold status and a link with a...