Satellites Crowdfunded On Kickstarter Sent Into Space From International Space Station

Kickstarter has made it to space.

In particular, three small satellites were launched into space from the International Space Station yesterday. The satellites were a product of the Kickstarter campaign for ArduSat, small Arduino-packed micro-satellites that provide an “open platform allowing the general public to design and run their own space-based applications, games and experiments, and steer the onboard cameras to take pictures on-demand.”

The ArduSat team provides a PDF of ideas on how to interact with the satellites, which is embedded below…

During the campaign, a $150 contribution netted the opportunity to take 15 pictures from the satellite. The group now plans to charge $250 for a week’s control over the satellite. The campaign raised over $106,000 on a $35,000 goal.


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