CubeSats is a unique low cost approach to spacecraft that orbits earth. Cubesats are significantly smaller than traditional satellites, but still function quite similarly by taking scientific readings above the Earth. Being used by schools, universities and some companies, CubeSats are showing a new side of space to those outside of an international space agency.
NASA and other space agencies have offered to let CubeSats ride along with missions to outer space. Recently, two flight engineers aboard the International Space Station recently launched a few CubeSats into space. Check out the amazing picture below:
You can learn more by visiting NASA’s website.