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US military may start moving towards launching fleets of tiny satellites


US military may start moving towards launching fleets of tiny satellites With much of the commercial space industry focused on putting small satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO), how quickly will the U.S. military follow? Companies are shifting away from traditional large satellites towards small satellites. cubesats in LEO have been increasingly used in space since the 1990s. In recent years, advances in camera technology and computer miniaturization have allowed companies to do optical imaging or radar observations using smaller and smaller satellites.   More



(Source: Space.com - Apr 2)

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