Thursday, May 28, 2015

Cubesats

Tiny satellites designed to achieve low earth entry quickly and efficiently, they are called cubesats.

These are about the size of a shoe box and way about 30 pounds. Once they been sent beyond the atmosphere they deploy four small solar panels that allow them to be self powered. After that they are able to deploy solar sails, about the length of a school bus, and these pick up the solar winds and serve as the devices propulsion system.

Its cost is negligible because it needs no fuel.

Check out this video for a more precise description.


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