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picosat




A satellite with an on-orbit mass of less than 1 kg (see satellite mass categories). Several experimental picosats have already been launched including DARPA's Picosat-1A and -1B and Santa Clara University's Artemis Picosat – all released by OPAL (Orbiting Picosat Automatic Launcher) in January 2000.


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