Cube Satellites are the fastest growing segment of the satellite industry. Universities often use the shoebox-sized satellite to launch small experiments inside bigger missions. The CubeSats, however, could soon launch on historic space exploration missions.
The satellites’ compact size significantly reduces the cost of space travel, but it also presents challenges. CubeSats can’t generate enough thrust to travel into deep space. Their small size also means there’s not enough surface area for solar cells, which are needed to generate power (Click here for full article).
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