Project Calliope and the growth of CubeSat projects
Project Calliope at Science 2.0 supports astronomer Sandy Antunes’s construction of a CubeSat style nanosatellite that he plans to launch on Interorbital‘s low cost rocket. He periodically posts an update or comment at Science 2.0 and his latest is about the growing number of CubeSat projects worldwide : Who Can Launch a CubeSat? – Science 2.0
We are still at a cusp when CubeSats are few– a couple dozen in a year, spread out across the world– but growing. I predict that, in three to four years, most universities and colleges will have CubeSat capability, much as most are starting to teach app development or 3d printing– fields that were also new half a decade ago, but are rapidly reaching the level of commodity and even necessity.