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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Eutelsat Communications (Paris:ETL), one of the world's satellite operators, has commissioned a nano-satellite from manufacturer Tyvak International SRL, a subsidiary of Terran Orbital Corporation, an aerospace provider of nanosatellite and microsatellite vehicles and services, the company said.
Eutelsat Communications, one of the worlds leading satellite operators, has commissioned a nano-satellite from manufacturer Tyvak International SRL, a subsidiary of Terran Orbital Corporation, a leading aerospace provider of nanosatellite and microsatellite vehicles and services.
The first Egyptian satellite computer was approved by Kyushu Institute of Technology established Center for Nanosatellite Testing (CeNT), he said.
We are happy to note that a nanosatellite from UAE 'Nayif-1' meant for collecting environmental space data was launched as one of the co-passenger satellites in our PSLV in February 2017: Isro Chairman Dr K Sivan to Khaleej Times https://t.
In February last year, a nanosatellite from the UAE, 'Nayif-1,' meant for collecting environmental space data was launched as one of the co-passenger satellites in the ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV.
A perfect example of that synergy is the Nayif-1 nanosatellite.
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The MOU, which was signed at CPF offices, stipulates that FRV, along with other organizations, will support one of the most innovative initiatives in Jordan, the Masar Initiative, which aims to launch the first nanosatellite of Jordan - the Cubesat, which is considered to be one of the smallest satellite models, and has been designed and assembled by Jordanian youth.
Micro & Nanosatellite Launch Capabilities from the Star Bus GEO Commercial Communications Platform" (paper presented at the 22nd Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, UT, 2008), https://digital commons.
The ELSE team has supported more than 10 European Space Agency (ESA) missions, seven nanosatellite missions and is building a network of low-earth-orbit (LEO) nanosatellites named Astrocast that will provide cost-effective IoT and machine-to-machine services to global enterprises.
The Cuberider program is based on nanosatellite technology--tiny satellites that orbit the Earth and can be used to observe and record what's going on in the surrounding environment.
It is the first time that any Israeli university will have access to data from an Israeli nanosatellite for research purposes.