Hot answers tagged

4

Unlikely The problem with sending a cubesat to Saturn is power. A cubesat isn't large enough to carry a nuclear thermal generator, and almost certainly not large enough to carry enough solar cells to power it in the outer solar system. Consider the Juno probe to Jupiter. Its solar cells weigh 340kg, yet generate only 240W of power at Jupiter, which has ...


3

The largest cubesat allowed by the standard for cubesats is 27U. There is none launched in this standard to date though. Millennium Space Systems has developed a platform for these but I haven't encountered any news about customers taking up their offer, or alternative constructions of this form factor planned in the near future. It's definitely an open ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible