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A new wave of satellites in orbit: Cheap and tiny, with short lifespans


A new wave of satellites in orbit: Cheap and tiny, with short lifespans It’s one of the most recognizable images in aerospace: Highly specialized workers clad in gowns, hair nets and shoe coverings crawl over a one-of-a-kind satellite the size of a school bus. The months-long process is so delicate that even workers’ metal rings must be covered with a translucent tape to prevent static transfer. Contrast that with how things are done at Planet Labs Inc. in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood.   More



(Source: Los Angeles Times - Aug 9)

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