Tech advances open door for 'smallsats'
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Tech advances open door for 'smallsats'

Small satellites or smallsats might enable space exploration that wouldn't have been possible with bigger spacecraft, Nasa is saying.

Dr Steve Mackwell, from the Universities Space Research Association, said the craft could carry out investigations at targets like Venus.

He said the smallsats could open up new missions to explore the inner Solar System.

  • 22 Mar 2017