Dec 05 2017

Satlets: Will the ‘Transformers’ of smallsat industry transform the industry?

published by Ishveena Singh
in blog Geoawesomeness
original entrySatlets: Will the ‘Transformers’ of smallsat industry transform the industry?

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In January 1994, two of Canada’s Telsat communications satellites became victims of spacecraft charging – a phenomenon where a satellite charges to an electrical potential relative to its surroundings. As a result, the primary gyroscopic guidance system on both the satellites became permanently damaged, making the satellites spin out of control. While the backup guidance […]

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