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We love Arduino and we love space exploration. So we decided to combine them and let people run their own space experiments!
We love Arduino and we love space exploration. So we decided to combine them and let people run their own space experiments!
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    Every dollar helps! With any donation, you can join the discussions on the comment page and the backers list on our website. Furthermore, you have our personal gratitude, and we’ll prove it to you with a personal thank-you email.

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    SHOUTOUT: You have our personal gratitude for supporting the project, and we’ll prove it to everyone by Tweeting you a thank-you (optional for the super-modest)!

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    All of the above plus a customized picture taken by the satellite, signed by the team!

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    All of the above and a set of five Science Cheerleader Trading Cards (NFL/NBA cheerleaders who are also scientists and engineers) to inspire your favorite young scientist.You can see a sample of the cards here: http://tinyurl.com/ScienceCheerleaderTradingCards

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    ARDUNAUT: All of the above, plus your initials on the satellite. You also get a print of a satellite delivered to your inbox, which you can print out and fold into ArduSat!

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    By pledging at least $150, you’re pre-ordering the chance to take up to 15 space pictures, steering the direction of the satellite and time of your choosing and have them delivered to your inbox.

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    By pledging at least $300, you’re preordering a time slot to broadcast a personal message from space for up to a day, during which ArduSat flies over every point on Earth. You give us the message, we do the rest! You will receive a personalized recorded thank you message from a Science Cheerleader, and if you want to dedicate the message to someone, we’ll name them an Ardunaut too!

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    MINI-EXPLORER: By pledging $300 or more, you’re pre-ordering 3 days of uptime on the satellite, where you can run your own custom experiments/applications using the STANDARD sensor package. You can read more about the sensors in this package in the FAQ section.

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    EXPLORER: By pledging $500 or more, you’re pre-ordering a full week of uptime on the satellite, where you can run your own custom experiments/applications using the STANDARD sensor package. The first 50 to sign up will also receive a subscription to Discover Magazine and a SciStarter T-Shirt. You can read more about the sensors in this package in the FAQ section.

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    PIONEER: By pledging at least $775, you’re guaranteed a full week of uptime on the satellite, where you can run your own custom experiments/application/game using the ADVANCED sensor suite. You can read more about the sensors in this package in the FAQ section.

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    PIONEER: By pledging $800, you’re pre-ordering a full week of uptime on the satellite, where you can run your own custom experiments/applications using the ADVANCED sensor suite. We will also deliver to you a customized Labenga lab coat and a SciStarter T-Shirt. You can read more about the sensors in this package in the FAQ section.

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    TEAM DEVELOPER: By pledging at least $1,500, you’re pre-ordering a PIONEER package (see above), plus we’ll send you a complete development kit with Arduinos and the ADVANCED sensor suite so you’ll have your own gear to test on at home. You'll also have the option to chat for 30 minutes on Skype with a Science Cheerleader, and you'll get a SciStarter T-Shirt.

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    SHOW ME THE ROPES: You get a TEAM DEVELOPER package (see above), plus a 2-week nanosatellite crash course on space, satellites, and how to design a top-notch space experiment or application, either remotely or on-location with us.

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    CORPORATE SPACE PARTNER: Pledge $7,500 or more and you or your company gets to name a Camera or Sensor Bank, you get your name or logo on the satellite and you receive the title of Official ArduSat Partner. Furthermore, you will receive a PIONEER package, a mockup of Ardusat, and Arduino starter pack donated to the person/classroom/organization of your choice, optionally with the CEO of Nanosatisfi (Peter) being present.

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    PLATINUM PARTNER: Pledging $10,000 or more makes you our one-and-only Platinum ArduSat Space Partner, with all features of our Pioneer Reward and recognition on our website, publications, press releases, and the satellite itself. You also get to name the satellite (within reason) for its mandatory entry into the UN database where all satellites are registered. You also enjoy a 30-minute video Skype chat with NASA Astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave. (full bio here: http://tinyurl.com/StoryMusgrave)

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