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As satellites become smaller, it comes with the attractive benefits, the oft cited ones being them cheaper and easier to build and launch. Therefore, cube satellites are increasingly popular for testing instruments and running scientific experiments.
However, the small sizes also comes with critical trade-offs. To overcome these constraints, innovators have come up with the concept to link up individual cubesats to create an overall bigger structure. By doing so, it opens up more possibilities to use these cube-satellites.