Space for nodular development

Knight, Helen
April 2005
Engineer (00137758);4/22/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7673, p14
Reports on the development of sensing nodes for use in miniature satellites weighing less than 100 grams in Great Britain with support from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Surrey Satellite Technology. Use of picosatellites in constellations of hundreds to thousands of spacecraft to provide low-cost continuous communication or Earth imaging; Components of System on Chip devices including sensing and microprocessing capabilities, a wireless communication link and a power source.


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