For cubesat specialist ISIS, SigInt is ‘a mission cubesats are made for’

by Amy Svitak

LOGAN, Utah – Constellations of tiny cubesats may be better-suited to electronics intelligence missions than larger, more costly spacecraft, but technological and regulatory hurdles remain before an operational capability can be fielded.

For decades the business, scientific and military communities have used interferometry to determine the source of radio frequencies, relying on ground-based networks and large satellites equipped with signal-sensing payloads for spectrum monitoring.

With the advent of cubesats, however, the ability to distribute such ELINT functions across systems holds the . . .

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