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About

      Are UFO's real or not. They have been in the public's eye for decades and not having scientific evidence, sceptic's claim there is no evidence they are real. But with so many sighting over the years and many who have come forward to say they are real, we must take this as a real possibility. We now have the technology to answer this once and for all with the launch of the first ever UFO Hunting Satellite. A Cube-Satellite with camera's and other science gear to hunt the sky's for proof that they may really exist. We have previously raised over 30,000 dollars and have paid for our launch and the satellite is being built now. Our goal is 50,000 dollars to pay for our DATA costs and construction. Our DATA costs will run nearly 3000 a month and we still have more to do on construction.

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Team member's

DAVE COTE – Project Manager: (davecote@cubesat4disclosure.com) Software Engineer; Graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor in applied science; Major – Computer Sciences / Minor – Psychology; Currently Contracts for Google.

  DAVE SHOCK- Project Coordinator: (daveshock@cubesat4disclosure.com) Experienced in UFO Satellite Research; Former projects include a $200 million mission.

  MATTHEW LIPPERT – Electronic and Software Engineer: (matthewlippert@cubesat4disclosure.com) CubeSat Optimization Specialist; Graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor in Applied Sciences; Major – Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology; Currently a CubeSat Research Engineer at the United States Air Force Institute of Technology.

  GIANNA YOUNG - Design Consultant: (giannayoung@cubesat4disclosure.com) Graduated from OCAD with a Bachelor in Arts and Design.

  MARK RICHFIELD - Administration: (markrichfield@cubesatfordisclosure.com) Graduated from CDI as a Network Engineer.

Nathalie Savoie - Administration:                                                      Graduated from Polyvalente Roland Pepin

PAT REGAN - UFO Consultant: (patregan@cubesat4disclosure.com) Author - "UFO: The Search for Truth" and "UFO: The Search Continues."

  ROB McCONNELL – Media Relations, Public Relations & Director of Mission Broadcast: (media@subsat4disclosure.com) President and CEO of REL-MAR McConnell Media Company; Creator, host and executive producer of "The 'X' Zone Radio Show" and "The 'X' Zone TV Show"; Over 25years of experience in radio, TV, print, internet, satellite production and programming; Producer of syndicated radio and television programming

 Mission Objectives:

Secure Data Costs for UFO Hunting Satellite. We have built a CubeSat, and secured a launch. Now we must secure data costs.

LT Command and Data Handler/Electrical Power System Board:

32-bit AVR flash microcontroller featuring 512KB Flash, 68KB SRAM Running OpenSAT FreeRTOS, lightweight multitasking architecture Redundant µSD storage (2x 8GB) Real Time Clock On-board Temperature Sensor 4x External Temperature Sensor(user mountable) External(from µController) On-board Watchdog USB Bootloader Virtual USB for easy Debugging On-board Inertial Measurement Unit - Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Accelerometer Compatible with CMOS(UART) camera(TBD) Compatibility with Lippert Technologies, LLC Flight Radio/Educational Radio Compatibility with NSL: NearSpace Launch Inc. Eyestar Duplex Modem Compatibility with Lippert Technologies, LLC OpenSat Educational Payload Board Compatibility with Lippert Technologies, LLC Magnetorquer Board Compatible with PC-104 mechanical Interface

LT Battery Pack:

Li-Ion Battery Pack Utilizes four 18650 series battery cells 10000 mAh Capacity ~7.4 V voltage Range Temperature Sensors Compatible with Lippert Technologies, LLC Command and Data Handler/Electrical Power System Compatible with PC-104 mechanical interface

LT Magnetorquer Board:

3-axis magnetic torque rod system 3-axis magnetometer Coarse Control Pointing Three actuators; two torque rods and one air core torquer Current Sensors for each torquers Telemetry over I2C Detumble up to 3U Direct analog control of actuators with direct PWM signal Compatible with PC-104 mechanical interface Compatible with Lippert Technologies, LLC Command and Data Handler/Electrical Power System

LT 1U Flight Solar Panel:

22% cell efficiency Coarse Sun Sensor -ADC Temperature Sensor Protection Diodes Voltage: ~12v Current: 104mA Power: ~ 1250 mW peak Compatible with Lippert Technologies, LLC 1U, 2U,3U Chassis

LT Flight Imager Payload Board:

BeagleBone Black header connector BeagleBone Black with 8GB SD card included Geiger Counter 3MP CMOS Sensor Color Camera 35mm lens/F1.9 Camera Mount included 25.8 fps Global Shutter for capturing moving objects Rolling Shutter for low-noise, high-contrast images Near InfraRed version with twice the infrared sensitivity OpenSat Payload Software Package JPEG Compression Compatible with PC-104 mechanical interface

LT 2U Flight Chassis:

AL 6061 Tight Tolerances TBD Detachable Side Panels Kill-switch mechanism PC-104 compatible 94mm x 94mm PCBs Compatible with NSL’s Eyestar Duplex Modem

Risks and challenges

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    Name on Satellite

    Get your name written into the code of the Satellite.

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    DATA

    Get real-time data from the CubeSat (images and telemetry).

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    Log in to CubeSat

    Get the ability to log into the CubeSat (and control the camera).

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    CubeSat Camera

    Command to CubeSat to snap a picture when and where you want.

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Funding period

- (60 days)