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Would you like to have your own spacecraft? Kickstart the personal space age by helping launch tiny spacecraft into low Earth orbit.
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KickSat Is Alive!

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Hi Everyone,

After a beautiful launch at 3:25 this afternoon, KickSat was deployed in low Earth orbit. We at Cornell and several amateur radio operators around the world have made contact with the spacecraft and it is alive and well. I can't thank all of you enough for your tremendous support over the past two years. Thank you for believing in KickSat!

This is the culmination of a lot of hard work and is a huge milestone, but we're not done yet. In 16 days the Sprites will deploy from KickSat. We need as many people as possible listening in, so if you're interested, please check out the wiki and our mailing list for more information. As always, don't hesitate to contact me with questions.

- Zac

wayne barnstone, Lyle Casriel, and 12 more people like this update.

Comments

    1. Creator shaji on April 19, 2014

      Congratulations!

    2. Creator Rick Mann on April 19, 2014

      Great work, Zac! Have you heard from the launcher?

    3. Creator AndrewV-BIS on April 18, 2014

      Congratulations Zac. I missed the first broadcasting pass of the CubeSat from Bristol (West of London), but one of the team captured it East of London.
      Precisely when will the timer eject the Sprites (in GMT/UMT would be handy)?