Building the Modular Future of Space

Engineers are rethinking the way satellites are designed to make them faster to build and easier to launch.

A 3D-printed model illustrating the concept of modularity in space systems.
Hannah Weiher, Slingshot payload manager, works with an engineering development unit to explore the potential of modular design.
Bender is a low-power Ethernet network for CubeSat subsystems.

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