A nano-satellite that lets you take Earth images and "tweet" from space, then inflates a visible balloon, and de-orbits cleanly. Read more
This project was successfully funded on September 12, 2012.
Launch ... Tomorrow?
We've been through this before, but it looks like Orbital is going to launch the Antares/Cygnus vehicle carrying SkyCube imminently - perhaps tomorrow!
The extremely cold weather on the USA's east coast is still a concern, so Thursday Jan 9th is also a possible date. In both cases, this will be a daytime launch, taking place around 1:30 PM Eastern Standard Time.
The best way to stay informed about the launch is to regularly check Orbital's web site:
If you won't be there to watch in person, you can catch it on NASA TV's UStream HD channel:
We'll be waiting ... and watching too. Fingers crossed.
-Tim, Scott, Rouslan, Mark, Kevin, Robert / Team SkyCube