Wednesday, September 14, 2005

For the Stalker Who Has Everything...

I expect to see this on MAKE:blog any second now -- if it's not there already. Cal Poly and Stanford have teamed up to create the CubeSat program -- which they call the "Apple II" of satellites. It's a DIY satellite kit that you put together for about $40k, then Cal Poly launches for you for another $40k. Pretty cheap when you think about it. Each unit weighs about 2 lbs. ("...cannot exceed 1kg in total mass..."), for cost-effective launch into low earth orbit. Man, when I was a kid only Superpower nations could launch satellites...

[via Engadget]


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