Research and Application News
Options grow for smallsats seeking secondary payload opportunities
17 August 2017
As the number of small satellites seeking launch continues to grow, new opportunities are emerging fly those satellites as secondary payloads on other launches as well as tools to identify those opportunities.
The latest entrant in the field is Precious Payload, a company that seeks to provide a global reservation service for smallsat secondary payloads analogous to booking airline tickets or hotel rooms.
Image credit: ISRO - An ISRO Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lifts off 14 February, carrying 104 satellites on a single rocket.