Think everything in space is engineered by NASA experts? Think again. In May 2016, a miniature satellite built by gradeschoolers was launched into space.
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A CubeSat is a standard for a small spacecraft. Cubesats can be as small as 10 x 10 x 10 cm and as large as 30 x 20 x 10 cm. 00:33
Because they're so small, CubeSats let engineers get projects off the ground more quickly. They can also cost up to 30 times less than traditional missions. 00:54
CubeSats are limited in what they can do. This limitation means the one thing they can do, they can do very well. 01:03