As space is limited and valuable on any spacecraft or nanosat mission, volume of structures must be optimized and used to the maximum possible potential. Spherical pressure vessels do not make the most practical use of space in a cubesat. There is a need to make maximum use of structural elements and make components and elements multi-use and Multi-Functional Structures.
At Micro Aerospace, we are currently developing structures that integrate tanks into the overall system.
Integrated Thruster Triads
Composite materials can be integrated into cubesat structures. We can help develop cubesat structural systems using composite materials.