CubeSat

"CubeSats are a class of research spacecraft called nanosatellites. CubeSats are built to standard dimensions (Units or “U”) of 10 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm. They can be 1U, 2U, 3U, or 6U in size, and typically weigh less than 1.33 kg (3 lbs) per U." (National Aeronautics and Space Administration 2018)

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Page Last Updated Feb 14, 2018. https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cubesats/overview.
 

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