An attempt to determine the kinds of equipment to be installed in a satellite vehicle, designed for scientific research and capable of carrying a limited instrument payload. The possible weights and power requirements of the necessary items are estimated, and the performance of representative payload combinations is investigated for various duty cycles.
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