Collaborative effort for CubeSats
Now Bhutan, South Asia, can be added to the ever-growing list of countries to have a satellite in space, as the three miniature CubeSats were recently launched from the International Space Station (ISS). Along with Malaysia and the Philippines, this trio of satellites represents the benefits of international cooperation and the desire to explore the harshest frontier.
Originally the ISS was built as a collaborative effort between the United States, Canada, Japan, Russia and numerous European countries. Now, 20 years since its launch, the ISS has furthered the effort by offering the chance for other less-fortunate countries to have a taste of space exploration and reap its benefits.