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Small Satellites: Breaking The Monopoly Of Powerful Nations In Space Industry – Analysis


Small Satellites: Breaking The Monopoly Of Powerful Nations In Space Industry – Analysis In 2017, India launched a record 104 satellites into space. Barring one, the rest of the satellites that were launched were small satellites. Small satellites are miniaturised satellites that weigh under 500 kilograms. Evolution of the technology for building small satellites is making it accessible to a wide range of users, from university students to engineers and scientists all over the world. Small satellites have several advantages over large satellites namely cost effective ways to test newer technologies, opportunities for local industry, bigger basket of potential users and thus a large variety of mission possibilities.    More



(Source: Eurasia Review - May 13)

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