Small Satellites Take On Big Missions

Credit: NASA
From 2012-17, more than 1,000 small satellites were launched into orbit, including about 725 cubesats, which are standardized platforms consisting of 4 X 4 X 4-in. (10 X 10 X 10-cm) units (U) that can be scaled up to create 3U, 6U, 12U and larger cubesats. Currently, the spacecraft primarily are...
Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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