Ad hoc CubeSat constellations: Secondary launch coverage and distribution

@article{Marinan2013AdHC,
  title={Ad hoc CubeSat constellations: Secondary launch coverage and distribution},
  author={Anne D. Marinan and Andrew C. Nicholas and Kerri L. Cahoy},
  journal={2013 IEEE Aerospace Conference},
  year={2013},
  pages={1-15}
}
The primary purpose of a constellation is to obtain global measurements with improved spatial and temporal resolution. The small size, low cost, standardized form factor, and increasing availability of commercial parts for CubeSats make them ideal for use in constellations. However, without taking advantage of secondary payload opportunities, it would be costly to launch and distribute a CubeSat constellation into a specific configuration. A cost-effective way to launch a constellation of… CONTINUE READING
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