What are CubeSats? CubeSats are a class of nanosatellites that use a standard size and form factor. The standard CubeSat size uses a "one unit" or "1U" measuring 10x10x10 cms and is extendable to larger sizes; 1.5, 2, 3, 6, and even 12U.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 software is the CubeSat kit designed and modelled using?
The CubeSat Kit is designed and modelled using SolidWorks®. The CubeSat Kit 3D CAD models are of CubeSat Kit components and assemblies. Each compressed zip file contains up to 4 file types (listed by suggested preference): Solidworks (*.SLDPRT) can be opened in SWX-2006 and later versions.