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miniaturized satelliteA 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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