CubeSat Launchers Expected to Open Research Opportunities for All
NASA opened a new avenue for exploration and technology development with awards to three companies to launch missions dedicated to CubeSats. The tiny, box-shaped spacecraft have emerged in the last 16 years as a quick, viable way to test components and techniques that, if proven, can be applied to much larger missions where the stakes are far greater than a simple, 4-inch cube. The price tag for each mission is one-tenth the cost of the least-expensive traditional launcher.
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