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CUBESATS on Catalyst


19 October 2016

CUBESATS on Catalyst
CUBESATS on Catalyst

Tiny cube satellites revolutionise our access to space. Space has always been the playground of very big players with very deep pockets - but not anymore. It's now being invaded by a new breed of cheap, innovative satellites, smaller than a loaf of bread. Cube Satellites, or CubeSats as they're known, are revolutionising our access to space and the way we use it - for both science and business. Leading Australian space experts believe it's a golden opportunity to develop a homegrown space industry that can launch Australia back into orbit. Australian made CubeSats will be deployed from the International Space Station to investigate the thermosphere - a layer of Earth's atmosphere that we know very little about, but one that is vital to the GPS and other satellites our modern technology relies on.

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