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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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Besides SARAL, it would put into orbit two micro-satellites UniBRITE and BRITE from Austria and USAT3 from Denmark and STRaND from United Kingdom as also one micro-satellite (NEOSSat) and one mini-satellite (SAPPHIRE) from Canada.
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Besides SARAL, two micro-satellites-UniBRITE and BRITE from Austria, USAT3 from Denmark, STRaND from United Kingdom, Micro-satellite NEOSSat and Mini-satellite SAPPHIRE from Canada, were launched from the spaceport on Monday evening.
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