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posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 09:45 PM
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"It's getting space research into new hands"

Lot's of hands actually....




Last month, the group started a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter, a website that solicits donations from the general public. Their initial target was $35,000. When the campaign wound down last Sunday, the tally stood at $106,330. Those donations came from 676 backers around the world. The single largest contribution came from CatN, a British internet hosting company that paid $10,000. But the majority of donations were from private space enthusiasts, says Jeroen Cappaert, an aerospace engineer on the NanoSatisfi team. Those who paid at least $325 have the chance to design a custom experiment using ArduSat’s sensors. (Smaller contributors can use the satellite to take pictures or broadcast a personal message.) The team is also working out how best to spend the extra $65,000 their Kickstarter campaign netted. Ideas include expanding the dimensions of the existing satellite, or building additional ones.


This is really cool, I like the fact that those 676 people will share to discover their own information, I like it.
It shows people can move together in positive directions, if that's what their into of course, but the sharing is cool.

I reckon they should do another one straight up, it's clear there is a great interest for it, as in being able to do this for yourself if you wanted to, good job guys




You essentially get to include your own experiments, own measurement on what it is you are interested in, but I'm sure that every one would share their individual findings as well.


NanoSatisfi has to build a satellite that will survive not only the rough trip to space, but also the harsh environment it will find once it gets there. The tiny package doesn’t allow room for backup components, so both the hardware and the proposed experiments have to be tested exhaustively. If all goes well, the team hopes to have ArduSat in orbit in about a year. If successful, ArduSat may open the doors to further crowdsourced missions, bringing space science into yet more hands — possibly even yours.



You can read the rest here but I should think there would be some nerds (x) here on ats that would dig this very much.

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Still one of my favourite sites.

Thanks for listening


What is it you would measure if you could?
Please give it to me in idiots terms though


edit on 26-7-2012 by AussieAmandaC because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 09:46 PM
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That is pretty cool. Good find. Thanks.

That website looks interesting too, bookmarking it.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 09:50 PM
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lol
lol:

I just realised I put it in the freshman's forum, that is a classic!


Mods please leave it there, I like it.



posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 10:06 PM
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Originally posted by AussieAmandaC
lol
lol:

I just realised I put it in the freshman's forum, that is a classic!


Mods please leave it there, I like it.




what a noob.




posted on Jul, 27 2012 @ 07:59 AM
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Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan

Originally posted by AussieAmandaC
lol
lol:

I just realised I put it in the freshman's forum, that is a classic!


Mods please leave it there, I like it.




what a noob.





knob sprung to mind

Ta but.



posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 10:26 PM
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Awesome,amanda.

To cool.



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 06:57 PM
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Hey there K nice new face, how's the ole boy doin lately?



posted on Aug, 13 2012 @ 07:12 PM
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He is doing just grand,I chat with him almost everyday.
He has been spreading his "wisdom" over at the chani project.



posted on Dec, 3 2012 @ 05:16 AM
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So cool!

I think, I can't remember if I read this post or not.






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