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Last Updated: Monday January 24 2011 08:54 GMT

Plan to blast mobile phone into space

Mobile phone sent to space

British engineers are planning on blasting a mobile phone in space!

The team based in Guildford want to see if today's modern mobile phones with all their snazzy gadgets can survive up in the solar system.

Space is the most challenging and tough environment known, so if our mobile phones can work up there it'll be a pretty big discovery.

If it works, the phone will be used to control a satellite and take pictures of the Earth later this year.