07/09/2005

Mini satellites to revolutionise telecoms - Network IT Week

Mini satellites the size of a milk carton and weighing 3.5Kg, being of such a small size, they can easily be launched into orbit.

They are being developed by University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies and called the CanX-2.

If enough control can be put into them, they could be used for the next generation of GPS, or even a next generation space telescope which will use multiple lenses held by lots of satellites stationed hundreds of miles apart to increase the focal area and thus increase resolution.

If they don't work, they'll just be more space junk.
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