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By Sakarias
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About this project

( DISCLAIMER THE VIDEO IS NOT MADE BY ME it's only for educational purposes ! )

Operation Caelus

Operation Caelus is a project i'm starting to get a Cubesat with a Bitcoin node to space.

this will be a open source project for everyone to follow. the goal is to send a cubesat with a Bitcoin node to the thermosphere.

you can follow all the work here; https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1183158.0 and you can also Contribute your own work and help us work on the satellite itself !

STEP 1

the first step is to acquire the Cubesat structure, which this Kickstarter campaign was made for.

The Cubesat will be build by various members of the bitcoin community but you're more then welcome to help even if you're new to bitcoin or never heard of it! yes, i am well aware of the difficulties of this project, but i thought that if Apollo 11 landed on the moon on the 20th of July 1969 with less technology then a modern calculator, then so can the bitcoin community (but let's focus on the Thermosphere instead of the moon ;) )

one of the key goals with this project, except for the bitcoin node part is to create unique satellite with 0 or close to 0 commercial Satellite parts, such as NanoPower P31U Power Supply, ISIS On Board Computer and so on. for that, i suggest the Core computer to be made out of a tweaked RPI. if Possible a camera could also be used on the satellite to broadcast live footage. to make it more cost effective  we will use a 1.33 Kg mass (MAX) Cubesat (10x10x10CM) Temperature sensors, and vibration sensors will also be added for more Data.

STEP 2:

We are now also working on a project which will allow us to send bitcoin transactions through radio frequency to the satellite which will then bounce it off to a main server and broadcast it !

Satellite's Broadcasting back to earth
Satellite's Broadcasting back to earth

STEP 3:

we are going to use a Commercial made Cubesat computer but also a RPI. we have started researching to build a Radioactive Case for the RPI. if this works as we plan we can lower the cost for future Cubesats and satellites by Tens of thousands of dollars!

RPI (the computer)
RPI (the computer)

This listing is only to achieve the structure itself for the cubesat, the rest of the parts will hopefully be Made by the community itself !

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Cubesat
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Structure designe.

Cubesat structure
Cubesat structure

Risks and challenges

The risks that involves this project will mainly be the launch itself. building the satellite will not be a problem at all.
but with the power of the community i have no doubts that we will get to space - together !

Delays are of course a risk.

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    you will have your name sent to space!
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