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.
We Have Liftoff!
SkyCube is now in orbit. Today, January 9th, 2014, at 1:07 PM Eastern Standard Time, an Antares rocket built by Orbital Sciences Corporation launched successfully from Wallops Island, Virginia, USA, carrying SkyCube and many other satellites to the International Space Station.
If you missed it, here's how the launch looked from the press site:
More images are available from Orbital's web site.
Here's an HD video capture of NASA TV's launch coverage:
What Comes Next?
Over the next 3 days, the Cygnus cargo craft will chase down the International Space Station. Cygnus is expected to berth at ISS during the early morning (approximately 4:00 AM EST) on Sunday, January 12th.
We'll keep you posted. Today's been a very, very good day. Thanks to all of you who've made this possible.
Aloha and Mahalo,