The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) has been at the forefront of CubeSat technology and the miniaturization of satellites since before the CubeSat standard existed. Aerospace flew the world's first containerized satellite 20 years ago and has continued to push the state of the art in the 35 plus satellites that we have flown since then. Technologies and CubeSat missions pioneered at Aerospace have been adopted by many organizations in the rapidly growing CubeSat community, enabling Aerospace to have a leadership role in helping shape what is today’s CubeSat enterprise.
The Aerospace Corporation’s AeroCube Program
The long track record of the AeroCube program demonstrates the value of continuous development, with every flight suggesting improvements to be incorporated in subsequent flights.