A touch of glass for nanosatellites

Sell, Christopher
March 2005
Engineer (00137758);3/11/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7670, p14
Reports on the development of glass nanosatellites that could cut the high-costs and lengthy production times normally associated with the spacecraft. Aerospace Corp. researchers construction of a demonstrator which is smaller than conventional satellites; Possibility that the research could lead to satellites that can be mass-produced and mass-customized for particular missions; Alternative research investigating the use of the tiny devices as a co-orbiting satellite assistant that would be launched from the mother satellite or shuttle, to carry out surveillance for any damage or anomalies using an onboard camera.


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