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Use or tests of multimode optical fiber for cubesat battery charging or datalink while in storage, or waiting to launch?

the idea of POF or power over fiber is to couple a moderate amount of solid state laser light, say a few hundred milliWatts or even several Watts (or potentially more, but it gets more challenging), ...
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What ever happened to SHERPA?

Today SpaceX will (presumably) finally launch Formosat-5. However, while it was originally planned to share the launch with SHERPA this did not happen. What ever happened to SHERPA and all the ...
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What happened to Formosat-4 and Formosat-6?

Formosat-5 (see also Gunters) is expected to be deployed along with Sherpa later this year. I noticed that before 5 comes 3, and after 5 comes 7. In that part of the world the number 4 is like a ...
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Are cubesats deployed with fully discharged batteries? Even those on Sherpa?

I'm pretty sure that at least some large satellites are deployed with their batteries charged so that they can initialize themselves, get their own attitude and position, and possibly establish some ...
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How will Sherpa and Formosat-5 be configured as payload and launched?

I was reading the comments in this Reddit and I'm confused. How will Sherpa and Formosat-5 be configured inside the Fairing, and then deployed. One comment seems to suggest that Formosat-5 is one of ...