The application of micro and nanotechnology to the aerospace field requires a very interdisciplinary knowledge and engineering approach. Since the first concept of a nanosatellite to be manufactured on silicon wafers was proposed by The Aerospace Corp. in 1995, many research groups are on the way to produce and demonstrate such an invaluable idea. The building of nanosatellites is related to cost reduction. However, in practice, the space community is still waiting for the boom of the nanosatellite constellations, mainly because the enabling technologies are still not fully available or possibly because a different approach is necessary. Systems for aerospace applications require a sophisticated, one-off technology with more capabilities and functionalities as compared to similar terrestrial devices. This complicates the design or the selection of materials and requires a dedicated manufacturing process.
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