It’s hip to be square
Cosmos Magazine, Other, 14/12/2020, Bianca Nogrady
Like orbiting lego bricks crammed with tech, CubeSats are simple, customisable and the next big thing for communications, real-time weather warnings and eyes in the sky. At a barely $100,000 a pop, they are also far cheaper than a typical Sydney house, which is why governments, states, companies, universities and even schools are putting their own satellites into orbit. […] “Generally speaking, CubeSats initially were just a bit of a toy and people used them to test the capabilities to launch something into space,” says Adrian Rispler, CSIRO senior researcher and project lead on the CSIROSat1 CubeSat project.