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Ten spacecraft – from Venus Express to Voyager 2 – all tracked same solar flare

phuzz Silver badge

Re: Awesome

There's a big range, from the one on Cassini which is 3kg (plus a boom to get it far away from the rest of the spacecraft), to the sort that gets used on cubesats which is a single chip on a breakout board (~5g), which is stuck on the end of a solar panel.

I think if you could sacrifice 50 grams, then you could fit a reasonably useful magnetometer on your spacecraft.

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