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A nano-satellite that lets you take Earth images and "tweet" from space, then inflates a visible balloon, and de-orbits cleanly.
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    Sponsors 10 seconds of the mission. You can broadcast one (1) 120-character message from the satellite.

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    Sponsors 1 minute of the mission. You can broadcast six (6) 120-character messages from space, and request one (1) image from the satellite.

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    Sponsors 100 seconds of the mission. You can broadcast ten (10) 120-character messages from space, and request two (2) images from the satellite at any time during the mission.

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    Sponsors 3 minutes of the mission. You can broadcast twenty (20) 120-character messages from space, and request three (3) images from the satellite at any time during the mission.

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    Sponsors 5 minutes of the mission. You can broadcast thirty (30) 120-character messages from space, and request five (5) images from the satellite at any time during the mission.

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    Sponsors 10 minutes of the mission. We'll send you a SkyCube mission T-shirt. And you can broadcast sixty (60) 120-character messages from space, and request six (6) images from the satellite.

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    Sponsors 15 minutes of the mission. An ideal family pack - we'll send you two (2) SkyCube mission T-shirts! And you can broadcast one hundred (100) 120-character messages from the satellite, and request twenty (20) images from the satellite at any time during the mission.

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    Sponsors 25 minutes of the mission. An ideal family pack - we'll send you two (2) SkyCube mission T-shirts! You'll get a choice of a one-year digital subscription to either Sky & Telescope or The Social Media Monthly magazine. And you can broadcast one hundred fifty (150) 120-character messages from the satellite, and request twenty-five (25) images from the satellite at any time during the mission.

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    Sponsors 40 minutes of the mission. A great classroom treat - we'll send you a 1/3-scale, 3D printed model of SkyCube that you can float witha helium balloon (included). We'll also send you four (4) SkyCube mission T-shirts. You'll get a choice of a one-year digital subscription to either Sky & Telescope or The Social Media Monthly magazine. And you can broadcast two hundred fifty (250) 120-character messages from the satellite, and request forty (40) images from the satellite at any time during the mission.

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    Sponsors 1 hour of the mission. Great for classrooms or schools! We'll send you a flying SpaceX Falcon 9 model rocket, and ten (10) SkyCube mission T-shirts. You can broadcast six hundred (600) 120-character messages from space, and request up to one hundred (100) images from the satellite.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    Sponsors 2 hours of the mission - a great high school or university classroom sponsorship package. We'll send you a radio receiver which you can use to detect transmissions from SkyCube and other satellites already in orbit! You'll also get a flying SpaceX Falcon 9 model rocket, and twenty (20) SkyCube mission T-shirts. You can broadcast one thousand (1000) 120-character messages from space, and request up to two hundred (200) images from the satellite.

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    Pledge US$ 6,000 or more About US$ 6,000

    Sponsors 12 hours of the mission. We'll provide one launch viewing ticket, and round-trip airfare for one person to Cape Canaveral from anywhere in the continental US, for you to see the satellite lift off! We'll send you the same rewards as our $1,000 sponsors (amateur satellite radio, SpaceX model rocket, 20 T-shirts). You can also send up to to six thousand (6000) messages from space, and request up to one thousand (1000) images from orbit.

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    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    Sponsors one full day of the mission - and we'll let you operate SkyCube for that whole day! We'll provide launch viewing tickets and round trip airfare for two (2) people to Cape Canaveral from anywhere in the continental US to watch the satellite lift off. Once it's in orbit, you'll have exclusive use of SkyCube for one full day! Send up to ten thousand (10,000) messages from space, request up to two thousand (2000) images - even make a movie of the Earth from orbit! Includes all rewards for our $1000 sponsors as well.

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