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MIT's inflatable antennae could boost small satellite communications

coondoggie (973519) writes | about 10 months ago

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coondoggie (973519) writes "Researchers at the Massachusetts's Institute of technology say they have developed an inflatable antenna for small satellites known as cubesats that can fold into a compact space and inflate when in orbit. The inflatable antenna lets a CubeSat transmit data back to Earth at a distance that can be covered by a satellite outfitted with an inflatable antenna is seven times farther than that of existing CubeSat communications"
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