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Astro Brief: Nanosatellites

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The Hubble and James Webb space telescopes are large, multibillion dollar specialized space telescope projects designed to push the limits of modern technology. But on the other end of the spectrum are small, briefcase-sized nanosatellites that are cheap and mostly use commercial electronics. This week Mike discusses two space telescopes built into nanosatellites.

Astro Brief is a collaboration between KSMU, the Missouri Space Grant, and MSU's Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science. Hosted by Dr. Mike Reed, Astro Brief focuses on astronomical events, the field of astronomy, and astronomy-related guests. It airs Thursdays at 9:45 am on KSMU.

Distinguished Professor of the Missouri State University Department of Physics, Astronomy and Materials Science.