A microsatellite is a type of satellite that falls in the size range between 10 and 100 kilograms, which is larger than a nanosatellite but smaller than a traditional satellite.
Microsatellites typically measure one to two metres long and offer several advantages over larger satellites. They are less expensive to develop and launch than traditional satellites, and their smaller size and weight make them easier to transport and launch.
The capabilities of microsatellites vary widely depending on their specific design and the life space can range between 5-10 years depending on the needs of the mission. They are often more agile and flexible regarding mission design and can be customised to meet specific requirements.