Share this project


Share this project

We love Arduino and we love space exploration. So we decided to combine them and let people run their own space experiments!
676 backers pledged $106,330 to help bring this project to life.

Watch the launch Live Online!

Posted by ppl4world (Creator)

ArduSat is inching closer to it's own orbit! This Saturday, a little after 3PM EST / 12PM PST, KOUNOTORI4 is scheduled launch aboard the H-IIB Launch Vehicle No. 4 from Yoshinobu Launch Complex in Japan. Onboard is ArduSat!

KOUNOTORI4 is being transported to the VAB (credit: JAXA):

While this is a major step forward for ArduSat, it will still be some time before the astronauts on the ISS will load up the P-Pod and put us in orbit. We'll keep you updated but it will likely be more than a month. Don't celebrate too hard! This means you have only a little more time to prepare your experiment and test it before we reach orbit. Get cracking today, and let us know how we can help!

Watch Live: - coverage begins at 12PM PST.

More Launch Details:

Scheduled date of launch: August 4 (Sunday), 2013 (Japan Standard Time, JST)

Launch time: around 4:48 a.m. (JST)*1Launch windows: Aug. 5 (Mon.) through Sept. 30 (Mon.), 2013 (JST)*2Launch Site: Yoshinobu Launch Complex at the Tanegashima Space Center

(*1) Time will be determined by the updated orbit of the International Space Station (ISS.)
(*2) The launch day and time during the launch windows shall be decided by the international coordination for ISS operations.


Only backers can post comments. Log In
    1. Rick Maschek on

      We're all wishing you a successful flight.