- Published in issue 7/2017 on page 94
Electronics in Orbit
Space science for all of us
Satellites are constructed from robust materials, simply because they have to perform awlessly under extreme environmental conditions. Their electronics require the use of specially manufactured — and therefore extremely expensive — components. For small satellites (smallsats) regular commercial components o er a cost-e ective alternative, although their behavior must rst be quali ed in simulation tests to international standards before deployment.