Miniaturized satellites, also known as CubeSats, are small satellites that measure approximately 10 cm on each side. They have a wide range of applications, from providing internet access to remote areas to monitoring climate change. CubeSats are relatively inexpensive and easy to build, making them an appealing option for researchers and students. Several universities have launched their own CubeSat programs in order to give students hands-on experience with satellite design and operation.
Some of the emerging trends in miniaturized satellites include the development of CubeSats, the use of 3D printing for satellite components, and the use of solar sails for propulsion.