Space Micro’s Rob Murillo sets up testing in a vacuum chamber to simulate space. Some of the systems can be relatively simple, but protecting those systems from damage can get complicated.

Space Micro’s Rob Murillo sets up testing in a vacuum chamber to simulate space. Some of the systems can be relatively simple, but protecting those systems from damage can get complicated. Photo by Stephen Whalen.

In a few years, NASA will spend $87 million to send its latest satellite into space, hoping to find small planets roughly the size of Earth...

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