[amsat-bb] Bob Twiggs' students - Skybox

Gregory Beat gregory.beat at comcast.net
Sat Oct 12 04:49:18 PDT 2013

Space News story on SkySat-1 and SkySat-2 being shipped to Russia for upcoming launch.

"Skybox’s satellites weigh approximately 100 kilograms and are slightly larger than the miniature refrigerators often found in college dormitory rooms. Although the satellites dwarf the 1-kilogram cubesats many of the firm’s executives, including founders Berkenstock and Julian Mann, worked on in the Stanford laboratory — their professor at Stanford, Bob Twiggs, helped to invent the tiny spacecraft — the CubeSat approach is readily apparent at Skybox headquarters. The Skybox design team created satellites capable of gathering 1-meter resolution imagery while eschewing costly features that would raise the price of each satellite."

greg, w9gb

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