LOGAN, Utah — A NASA effort to combine the low-cost/high-speed benefits of the commercial cubesat/smallsat industry with the reliability requirements of high-value missions illustrates how far the cubesat industry still needs to go, according to a NASA official leading the effort.

Michael Johnson, chief technologist at the engineering directorate at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, said NASA’s Dillingr 6u-cubesat, set for launch to the International Space Station this month aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule, is a case study in the clash between . . .

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