6U CubeSat commercial applications

  title={6U CubeSat commercial applications},
  author={S. R. Tsitas and Jennifer Kingston},
  journal={The Aeronautical Journal (1968)},
  pages={189 - 198}
Abstract Recent work by Tsitas and Kingston(1) has demonstrated that an 8kg 6U CubeSat can be designed to perform Earth observation missions equivalent to those of 50-150kg microsatellites. Their design is reviewed and its commercial potential is compared to the 156kg RapidEye spacecraft. Three other commercial applications of this design are described. These are: a standard spacecraft for space scientists and astronomers; the spacecraft component of an N nation 5 spectral band disaster… Expand
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