CubeSat specification proposed by Stanford Prof. Bob Twiggs, maintained & upgraded by Cal Poly
Very stable specification – few changes over time
Standardization has created a growth industry serving the CubeSat community’s needs
Deployers – P-POD (Cal Poly), X-POD (SFL/UTIAS), etc.
Popular – ca. 20 10x10x10cm (1U) CubeSats launched
Launch costs have stayed at $30-$50k / CubeSat
Launch providers now showing strong interest (NASA, SpaceX, Russia, India, etc.)