In CubeSat project, 10cm cubic satellites should be developed by university students and be launched into the low-earth orbit. This project was originally adopted in the USSS (University Space Systems Symposium) as follows, and has been promoted mainly by Japan and U.S. universities community. More than 60 organizations are now developing CubeSats.
On the surface it appears as a satellite program for pluggers. I, however, can see it as the seeds of a galactic empire driven to assimilate anything and everything in its path.