Microsatellites

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  1. bearnard bale

    bearnard bale New Member

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    Does anybody have a piece of information about microsatellites? I wanna know the capability they have, what kind of mission they have, will microsatellites be able to substitute the satellites we have now?
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    starlink is comprised of microsats as i understand it.... they form a mass network of multiple microsats that cover a wider range due to the many of them, while each individual one has a narrower, smaller focus, their overlap due to being many provides far better results.
     
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    Yeah, and a few weather satellites are microsatellites too.
     
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    bearnard bale New Member

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    I found some information about microsatellites and their small characteristics. Some of them are less than 1m in length and only 45 kg in weight. Also, I found another aim they are used for. It says that microsatellites are used for collecting agricultural data and tracking environmental changes. Frankly, to say, I`ve never heard about that.
     
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    I understand that the company you linked above launches them. Do you know about who else launches them? The number of all orbiting Earth objects must be enormous by now...
     

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