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The largest cubesat allowed by the standard for cubesats is 27U. There is none launched in this size 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 option ...


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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 ...


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Yes it is not easy, but not impossible. This answer addresses the communications issues mentioned in comments. The MarCO cubesats actually served as communications links between a spacecraft landing on Mars and the Earth. It was a slow link, only 8 kb/s using 5 W of power, and at the time the distance was only about 0.7 AU, whereas Saturn will be 9 or 10 AU ...


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