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Launch Unit Standards for SmallSats Proposed

By Keith Cowing
June 8, 2018
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Launch Unit Standards for SmallSats Proposed

Aerospace Corporation Policy Paper proposes Launch Unit Standards for SmallSats
“The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy (CSPS) released a new policy paper today that explores the benefits of Launch Unit standards for smallsats during its Emerging Issues in Space Technology and Policy event at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C. “More than 6,000 smallsats are expected to launch in the next 10 years, which is six times more than in the previous decade,” said Carrie O’Quinn, senior project engineer for Aerospace’s Research and Development Department. “As smallsats have increased in popularity, many stakeholders continue to advocate for cost-effective solutions in order to reduce cost and time-to-launch.”

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