Via the ARRL: OPS-SAT — First-of-its-Kind Space Laboratory — Launched on December 18

The European Space Agency (ESA) reports that the OPS-SAT “flying laboratory” satellite lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, aboard a Soyuz-Fregat rocket on December 18. According to ESA, the small, low-cost, test satellite was specifically designed for operational experimentation in space and includes the most powerful flight computer on board any current ESA spacecraft….

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/ops-sat-first-of-its-kind-space-laboratory-launched-on-december-18