This is an artist's rendering of a cluster of cubesats and small satellites sent in orbit on a Russian Soyuz rocket by Exolaunch, the German launch services provider formerly known as ECM-Space. Credit: Exolaunch
Solar flare protons and energetic electrons affect satellites, avionics and Earth's magnetic field. Credit: NASA
Spire engineer Shaina Johl runs tests on a Spire cubesat, the NanoRacks-LEMUR-2 qualification model, prior to its June 2017 launch from Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft. Credit: Spire Global