Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Launch your own satellite for a price less than a car

A TubeSat is designed to function as a Basic Satellite Bus or as a simple stand-alone satellite. Each TubeSat kit includes the satellite's structural components, safety hardware, solar panels, batteries, power management hardware and software, transceiver, antennas, microcomputer, and the required programming tools. With these components alone, the builder can construct a satellite that puts out enough power to be picked up on the ground by a hand-held HAM radio receiver. Total Price of the TubeSat Kit including a Launch to Orbit is $8,000. Read more...

Mahesh Rajasekar
Professional Development Councilor - SAC