TITLE

A touch of glass for nanosatellites

AUTHOR(S)
Sell, Christopher
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);3/11/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7670, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
16489676

 

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