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miniaturized satellite

A communications satellite that is considerably smaller and lighter than the geostationary satellites that weigh several tons. Smaller satellites are less costly to manufacture and deploy and can be piggybacked on rockets with the launch of larger satellites. Miniaturized satellites are designated by their maximum weight, as follows:
 Approximate             Maximum WeightType                    (pounds)

 minisatellite (minisat)   1,100

 microsatellite (microsat)   220

 nanosatellite (nanosat)      22

 picosatellite (picosat)       2.2
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The spacecraft design is SSTL s Geostationary Minisatellite Platform (GMP), which has been under development for years and is part of both UK Space Agency and European Space Agency technology development programs.
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falciparum are based on microsatellite (MS) analysis (23-25), reverse transcriptase (RT) (26), sequence analysis (6), fluorogenic PCR (27), minisatellite variant repeat (MVR) mapping (28), matrix-assisted laser desorption-ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOFI) (29) and ligase detection reaction-fluorescent microsphere assay (LDR-FMA) (30).