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Laser-Pointing System Transmits Data from Tiny Satellites

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-35154
Published 2019-09-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
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Since 1998, almost 2,000 shoebox-sized satellites known as CubeSats have been launched into space. Due to their small frame and the fact that they can be made from off-the-shelf parts, CubeSats are significantly more affordable to build and launch than traditional satellites that cost hundreds of millions of dollars.