This is a long overdue and very exciting post. Last Wednesday we finished integrating KickSat into it's P-POD (the pod it will ride inside during launch) at CalPoly in San Luis Obispo, California. Here's a video of the big moment:
KickSat has now passed all of its acceptance testing and is officially ready to go! Our launch (SpaceX CRS-3) is still scheduled for February 22, 2014. As always, you can get the most current launch date from the Spaceflight Now website.
Now that KickSat has been delivered, I'll be focusing on polishing up the receiver code. I hope to have an easy to use GUI application for Windows, Mac, and Linux by our launch date, along with a website for uploading radio recordings. I'll be posting a lot more information on how to set up ground stations in the coming weeks, including a how-to guide and videos.
Thank you once again to everyone who has made this huge milestone possible!
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