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btschumy
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SkyCube: The First Satellite Launched by You!
      #5328179 - 07/21/12 12:19 PM

With your help, Southern Stars, makers of SkySafari and SkyFi, is planning to launch a nano-satellite called SkyCube early next year aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

Read about the project here:

http://www.southernstars.com/skycube/index.html

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:

http://www.skycube.org

Thanks.


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tigerroach
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Re: SkyCube: The First Satellite Launched by You! new [Re: btschumy]
      #5331130 - 07/23/12 11:07 AM

I'm kind of stoked about this. I'm not sure what I will tweet from space, but I'll be all over the downloading photos feature.

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A. Viegas
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Re: SkyCube: The First Satellite Launched by You! new [Re: btschumy]
      #5332244 - 07/23/12 10:31 PM

hi Bill, I signed up already too! What resolution will the pics have? How will they compare to,Google Maps best resolution?

Al


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btschumy
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Re: SkyCube: The First Satellite Launched by You! new [Re: A. Viegas]
      #5332769 - 07/24/12 09:39 AM

Al,

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."


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Re: SkyCube: The First Satellite Launched by You! new [Re: btschumy]
      #5333725 - 07/24/12 07:51 PM

You have a pledge from me! Great idea.

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Doug Reilly
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Re: SkyCube: The First Satellite Launched by You! new [Re: Trombone]
      #5345600 - 07/31/12 04:11 PM

Super cool idea. I'm going to support, and also blog about it!

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btschumy
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Re: SkyCube: The First Satellite Launched by You! new [Re: Doug Reilly]
      #5345877 - 07/31/12 07:15 PM

Thanks Doug.

We are making good progress towards the $82K we need to raise to send this baby up. Please continue to spread the word.


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