SkyCube: The First Satellite Launched by You!
Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:19 AM
Read about the project here:
The success of this project depends upon a grassroots effort for contributions. Please spread the word.
Our KickStarter page for funding may be found here:
Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:07 AM
Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:31 PM
Posted 24 July 2012 - 08:39 AM
Thanks for signing up and helping out.
This is from the FAQ at the bottom of the KickStarter page.
"The maximum camera resolution is 640x480, i.e. VGA. That's less than what people are accustomed to these days, but we're really limited by bandwidth: we can only transmit images down to Earth during the brief (~5 minute) intervals when SkyCube is passing over one of our ground stations. And the radio on board gives us at best a data rate of 57.6 Kbps. That's not exactly broadband internet speeds, but it is certainly much faster the 9600 baud typical of most CubeSat radios. We figured it would be better to radio a selection of multiple VGA-res images down on each pass, rather than a piece of a single HD image."
Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:11 PM
Posted 31 July 2012 - 06:15 PM
We are making good progress towards the $82K we need to raise to send this baby up. Please continue to spread the word.