Corpus ID: 204954957

AttoSats: ChipSats, other Gram-Scale Spacecraft, and Beyond.

  title={AttoSats: ChipSats, other Gram-Scale Spacecraft, and Beyond.},
  author={A. Hein and Z. Burkhardt and T. Eubanks},
  journal={arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics},
  • A. Hein, Z. Burkhardt, T. Eubanks
  • Published 2019
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
  • The miniaturization of electronic and mechanical components has allowed for an unprecedented downscaling of spacecraft size and mass. Today, spacecraft with a mass between 1 to 10 grams, AttoSats, have been developed and operated in space. Due to their small size, they introduce a new paradigm in spacecraft design, relying on agile development, rapid iterations, and massive redundancy. However, no systematic survey of the potential advantages and unique mission concepts based on AttoSats exists… CONTINUE READING

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