NASA’s Ames Research Center will test a 10-in. high deployment system that can launch as many as 24 nanosats at once during piggyback rides on two Defense Department demonstration missions. Called the Nano Launch Adapter System (NLAS), the deployer was designed to accommodate the larger research nanosats that have grown out of the standard 1U cubesat configuration (4x4x4-in.) that is standard for university and institutional research projects. While keeping at least one basic dimension, ...


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