miniaturized satellite

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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 microsatellite markers which are more effective comparable to RAPD markers due to their co-dominant nature, also as it could distinguish the resistant and susceptible genotypes.
It will also be used to transmit commands from the ground to the microsatellite to carry out is mission effectively," the council said.
The nanosatellite and microsatellite market offers tremendous upcoming opportunites for growth mainly due to increase in demand for satellite-based buiness applications across verticals and partnerships among satellite manufactures and spacecraft agencies.
The microsatellite markers developed during our study will be available for conducting studies of the genetic stock structure of blackfin tuna, investigations that are needed to assist in the design of management plans for the sustainability of this species.
According to FAO recommendation the latest method is the use of polymorphic microsatellite markers to measure the genetic diversity
Suitable microsatellite loci were determined independently for each of the 3 panels.
We can develop a lot more uses for the microsatellite if we keep on improving its capability to expand its applications," he added, citing that the Philippines presently relies on third-party service providers and commercial vendors for satellite data and interpretation.
The latter study used different microsatellite loci than are typically used for Lynch syndrome screening and lacked the mononucleotide repeats that have been shown to be more sensitive and specific for detection of defective mismatch repair (22); LoH at the same loci was noted when present.
Commercial: Nano and Microsatellites built and used for commercial purposes
The 200 polymorphic microsatellite loci have previously been developed through genomic enrichment-hybridization protocols (7-10) and are now being used for linkage mapping and population studies.