19 Aug '12, 5pm

Penny-Sized Engine Developed That Can Move Satellites

Penny-Sized Engine Developed That Can Move Satellites

“Today, more than two dozen small satellites, called CubeSats, orbit Earth. Each is slightly bigger than a Rubik’s cube, and weighs less than three pounds. Their diminutive size classifies them as ‘nano-satellites’ in contrast with traditional Earth-monitoring behemoths. These petite satellites are cheap to assemble, and can be launched into space relatively easily: Since they weigh very little, a rocket can carry several CubeSats as secondary payload without needing extra fuel.”

Full article: http://planetsave.com/2012/08/19/penny-sized-engine-devel...

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