JPL CubeSat clean room: A factory for small spacecraft

There was a time when you could find spacecraft clean rooms in two sizes — — big and bigger. After all, these harsh-white, sterile environments have to handle very large spacecraft, support equipment, and a small legion of highly trained technicians and engineers. But today, more than ever, spacecraft come in all shapes and sizes. The bigger ones already have their clean room needs covered, but what about the little guys? NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has them covered too, with the new Integrated CubeSat Development Laboratory. —> Read More