Is 2-D the Future of Small Satellites?

CubeSats are defined by their containerization — the shape, volume and design that enables ridesharing without endangering a launch vehicle or primary payload. With small satellite constellations in Low Earth Orbit now performing the functions of larger satellites, is the traditional CubeSat still the best design for every mission?

DiskSat is a plate-shaped satellite (1m in diameter, 2.5cm thick) that could provide the required power and aperture needed for future missions.

We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise.

We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise.