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PmWiki: Cubesat

The Cubesat is a standard framework for microsatellites?.

Cubesats might be a useful base for Project Persephone experiments, even from developing nations. Colombia's first satellite was a Cubesat designed by university students.1 A similar concept, the Cubelab?, has also been used to host commercial experiments aboard ISS2.

Dozens of cubesats have been launched, and some of them have operated for years, including nine designed and built by students at Japanese universities.3.

In 2006, GeneSat-1?, a biosatellite containing a bacteriological experiment, has been launched in Cubesat format.4. This biosatellite was launched in an inflatable space structure, Bigelow Aerospace?'s Genesis 1?.5




2 Nanoracks press release: Nano Racks? Platform and Cube Lab? Activation Footage


4 "Gene Sat?-1",

5 "Bigelow Spacecraft Carries NASA 'Gene Box?' to Orbit", NASA, 07.19.06

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