small satellites cluster
The idea of distributed or dispersed payload in orbit becomes more and more practical shape. Currently, there are several development projects in the orbit of distributed payload installed on the small-sized (small) space vehicles (ICA) for various purposes.
A growing market of small spacecraft is characterized by lower prices, reducing the time it was produced and developed in sectors such as surveillance systems, solar panels and on-board electronics, which are made using lighter materials. In addition, for industrial space companies represent a growing interest in large space systems, consisting of small spacecraft.
The article deals with the option to create dispersed payload that will enhance the capacity of the orbital relay. Results of the analysis of contemporary experience of local groupings (clusters) of small-sized spacecraft. At the conclusion of the paper is an alternative structuring of the dispersed elements of the repeater on the basis of receiving and transmitting systems, microwave in a small overall dimensions of the performance of nano-satellite series «CUBESAT».