mxaxai wrote:Cheaper robust microchips. You can't build cheap microsatellites when (radiation-tolerant) chips are ridiculously expensive or, worse, out of stock. https://spacenews.com/satellite-makers- ... shortages/
bajs11 wrote:mxaxai wrote:Cheaper robust microchips. You can't build cheap microsatellites when (radiation-tolerant) chips are ridiculously expensive or, worse, out of stock. https://spacenews.com/satellite-makers- ... shortages/
The current chip shortage will not last forever and it affects everyone. I've been trying to get a GPU for my gaming PC since Christmas.
I wonder if cheap cube sats in low earth orbit actually use or need radiation hardened microprocessors.
kitplane01 wrote:I see the revolution in space technology as having just happened (SpaceX reusability). Now it's about finding more uses for space now that space is easier/cheaper to get to. I don't foresee another revolution for a while ... just faster/cheaper/better in a gradual way using extensions of our existing tech.
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