A newly proposed form factor could help small satellites get to space more easily, but the small sat market may be too mature for widespread adoption of a new standard.

The average mass of satellites launched over the past five years has “downshifted” significantly, according to Carrie O’Quinn, senior project engineer at the Aerospace Corp. “We’re seeing a lot more of these…

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Kendra R Chamberlain
Editor and analyst at The Enterprise Orbit, covering new space business and technology developments; freelance journalist covering telecom, renewable energy technology & smart infrastructure.