standard CubeSat “unit”—referred to as a 1U. A 1U CubeSat is a 10 cm cube with a mass of approximately 1 to 1.33 kg. In the years since the CubeSat’s inception, larger sizes have become popular, such as the 1.5U, 2U, 3U, and 6U, but new configurations are always in development. Examples of a 1U and 3U are shown in.What is a 3U+ CubeSat and how does it work?
The additional volume is made possible by space typically wasted in the P-POD Mk III's spring mechanism. 3U CubeSats which utilize the space are designated 3U+ and may place components in a cylindrical volume centered on one end of the CubeSat.How much does it cost to launch a CubeSat?
Costs. CubeSat forms a cost-effective independent means of getting a payload into orbit. After delays from low-cost launchers such as Interorbital Systems, launch prices have been about $100,000 per unit, but newer operators are offering lower pricing.What is the CubeSat developers workshop?
The CubeSat Developers Workshop is an annual conference hosted by the Cal Poly CubeSat Laboratory at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. We currently plan to hold the 2022 conference in-person at the Cal Poly Performing Arts Center, as we have in years past.