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17 December 2020 Frontiers of astrophysics with SmallSats
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SmallSats extend the frontiers of astrophysics, and present an opportunity with which to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers. Achieving high-impact research with SmallSats is increasingly feasible due to advances in technologies such as precision pointing, compact sensitive detectors and the miniaturization of propulsion systems. Science cases for SmallSat observatories (including CubeSats) being developed now include the discovery and characterization of exoplanets, stars, black holes and radio transients. SmallSats also represent a fantastic “on-ramp” to bring more people into mission development by providing opportunities for students and new PIs to get hands-on, end-to-end leadership, research and engineering experience. This combination of people development with new technology provides diverse opportunities to advance astrophysics knowledge.
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Evgenya L Shkolnik "Frontiers of astrophysics with SmallSats", Proc. SPIE 11444, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 1144402 (17 December 2020);

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