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Why Cubsats are called nanosatellites?

  1. Jan 13, 2016 #1
    The most famous type of "nanosatellites" seems to be Cubsat, so they're supposed to have a nano size. But they haven't! They are much bigger and almost "weight" 1kg!
    So why are they called Nanosatellites?
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  3. Jan 13, 2016 #2


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    The colloquial meaning of the term does not match the scientific...even in some scientific contexts.
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