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small satellites

Following are the categories of the smallest communications satellites, based on weight. Large satellites can weigh up to 12,000 pounds.

          Weight Range            (Pounds)Type      From      To

  Mini     220    1,100

  Micro     22      220

  Nano       2.2     22

  Pico     3.5 oz     2.2

  Femto    up to 3.5 oz
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