[amsat-bb] Current Launch Costs From Spaceflight
gus at 8p6sm.net
Sat Aug 2 01:16:38 UTC 2014
On 08/01/2014 01:24 PM, Paul Stoetzer wrote:
> I've noticed from reading this board's current posts and archives that
> there is a bias against CubeSats from some due to a belief that they
> are somehow inherently limited in capability, unreliable, and short
> lived, but there is nothing inherent in the CubeSat format that makes
> it that way, it's simply a standardized way to build a satellite.
Their size and weight limitations restrict the type of antennas they can
deploy, the number of solar panels they can carry, and simply the mass
of silicon they can contain.
Yes, they are cheap and launches (to LEO) are frequent, but their
capabilities are, surely, limited by their physical nature?
The Easternmost Isle
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