PocketQubes

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A PocketQube is a type of miniaturized satellite for space research that usually has a size of 5 cm cubed, has a mass of no more than 180 grams, and typically uses commercial off-the-shelf components for its electronics.

Beginning in 2009, Morehead State University (MSU) and Kentucky Space developed the PocketQube specifications to help universities worldwide to perform space science and exploration. While the bulk of development comes from academia, several companies build PocketQube, such as Stadako and PocketQube Shop. PocketQube projects have even been the subject of Kickstarter campaigns.The PocketQube format is also popular with amateur radio satellite builders. (from Wikipedia)

Democratising low-cost access to space for Planet Earth

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PocketQubes are dramatically lowering the costs of satellites. While a Cubesat may cost the same as a house, a PocketQube could cost less than a car.

COST http://www.pocketqubeshop.com/cost/

 

http://www.pocketqubeshop.com

Ten CubeSats are set to launch aboard an Atlas V rocket with the AFSPC-5 primary payload from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on May 20, 2015. The CubeSat payloads have been provided through NASA’s Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) program and the NRO’s Mission Integration Directorate (MID). Below is information about each CubeSat including tracking information where available and links to developers’ websites. For launch status, see Spaceflight Now’s mission status page.

http://www.cubesat.org/

see also https://www.aneddoticamagazine.com/2013/07/cubesat-project/

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