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Science in 60 - Tiny satellites, big science

When cube satellites first sprung on the scene in the late 1990s, they were seen as cheap, cute and novel.
May 5, 2016
When cube satellites first sprung on the scene in the late 1990s, they were seen as cheap, cute and novel.

When cube satellites first sprung on the scene in the late 1990s, they were seen as cheap, cute and novel.

When cube satellites first sprung on the scene in the late 1990s, they were seen as cheap, cute and novel. But today, these lunch-box-sized orbiters are heralded as powerful, cost-effective tools that help strengthen our national security presence in space. Los Alamos National Laboratory developed, built and tested CubeSats that are easily programmable from the ground, making them responsive to up-to-the-minute, mission-critical needs. While CubeSats are still the new kid on the celestial block, that’s about to change. These small, agile pieces of technology hold a universe of promise.

To learn more about Los Alamos’ CubeSat initiative, click here: http://www.lanl.gov/discover/publicat...


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