CubeSat Facts Stat!

– U-Class spacecraft (University class)
– No more than 1.33 kilograms
– Uses commercial, off-the-shelf components for its electronics
– Ususally perform scientific research
– Popular among amateur radio satellite builders
– “Piggyback” off of rockets launching larger satellites into orbit
– Design 1st proposed in 1999
– Over 102 cube satellites have been deployed since

for more interesting facts visit CubeSats Initiative | NASA.

ESTCube-1_illustration

Advertisements

One thought on “CubeSat Facts Stat!

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s