Satellite Deployments From ISS Resume.

Forbes (2/27, Knapp) reported that NanoRacks “celebrated” the deployment of two Planet Labs satellites from the ISS on Friday. The company’s launchers had malfunctioned last summer and required “several months of work and repair.” NanoRacks External Payloads Account Manager Conor Brown said that the success is a “testament” to how well the ISS partners can work together with commercial companies. – AIAA

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