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Off-The-Shelf Micro-Satellites for Science and Technology Missions: The USAF PICOSat Mission using the SSTL Modular Microsatellite

@inproceedings{Tobin1997OffTheShelfMF,
  title={Off-The-Shelf Micro-Satellites for Science and Technology Missions: The USAF PICOSat Mission using the SSTL Modular Microsatellite},
  author={M. Tobin and Captain Gary Haag and A. da Silva Curiel and Jeff Ward and M. N. Allery and Jenny Lorenzi},
  year={1997}
}
One way to achieve faster and cheaper small satellite missions is to make maximum use of off-theshelf (OTS) technology. OTS subsystems are found in many small satellite missions, typically configured within a customized mission-specific space frame. Theoretically, costs and time-scales can be cut further by extending the OTS approach to the entire spacecraft, including mechanics, software and operations. This has been the objective of many "modular satellite" programs, including the Surrey… 

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