The biggest population explosion in space is of commercially operated CubeSats, miniaturized satellites
, usually with a volume of exactly one litre (10-centimetre cube).
NEW YORK, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- About Nano and Microsatellite Nanosatellite and microsatellite are miniaturized satellites
in terms of size and weight.
Meanwhile, miniaturized satellites
, or nanosats, are opening up space to a whole new range of users: these new, smaller satellites provide a degraded functionality compared to traditional satellites, but for a fraction of the cost - from about $150,000 to $1 million for such a satellite, including launch, vs.
In an era of satellite design now in its infancy, large and costly spacecraft are giving way to fleets of cheaper, miniaturized satellites