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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.
Would you like to have your own spacecraft?  Kickstart the personal space age by helping launch tiny spacecraft into low Earth orbit.
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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Mission Update

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Hi Everyone,

KickSat is now orbiting 335 kilometers above our heads. It has almost certainly flown over your home at this point, no matter where you live on Earth. If you want to see where KickSat is now or when it will fly over you next, try NASA's Interactive Satellite Viewer or N2YO.

We've received over a dozen packets from KickSat's radio beacon thanks to several amateur radio operators around the world. These packets are telling us that KickSat is charging its batteries and that so far there have been no system resets due to loss of power or radiation. If you'd like to follow along as the packets come in or better yet, listen for yourself, subscribe to our mailing list.

The Sprites will be deployed from KickSat by a timer 16 days after launch. That puts the big event at about 4:00 PM EDT (20:00 GMT) on May 4th. Stay tuned both here and on Twitter for more updates as the mission progresses.

Thank you again for supporting KickSat. We're in space!

- Zac

Matthew F. Reyes, RIUM+, and 7 more people like this update.

Comments

    1. Mark Warren on April 25, 2014

      NASA's Interactive Satellite Viewer also has Kicksat on a URL matching the NORAD-ID 39685 - http://www.n2yo.com/satellite/…

    2. Mark Warren on April 25, 2014

      N2YO's tracking URL now matches the NORAD-ID 39685:
      http://www.n2yo.com/satellite/…

    3. Chris Norris on April 20, 2014

      What an apt date... May the Fourth be with you.