I love Cubesats. 10 x 10 x 10 cm, 1kg, student lead projects to get actual spaceflight experience. Compare those numbers to a satellite such as Envisat which is more than 8200 kg, and 10m x 5m, with a 25m solar array. As a motorsport fan, Cubesats come from the Colin Chapman / Lotus school of thought - Simplify, and add lightness. You can even buy a kit that does many of the basics for you.
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July 20th, 2008