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SkyCube: The First Satellite Launched by You!

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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Funcube Dongle

64MHz to 1,700MHz Software Defined Radio

As part of AMSAT-UK’s FUNcube satellite project, the FUNcube Dongle is the “ground segment”, or a radio receiver designed to allow you to try your hand at reception of satellites.

Like FUNcube, it is part of a global educational collaboration project collecting information from space.

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Sat Magazine Jan 2011


Amateur Radio satellites NanoSail-D and O/OREOS get a mention on pages 61/62 in the January edition of SatMagazine.

This is now available for free download as a PDF.

Pages 14-18 also have a article by Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd. (SSTL) project lead Shaun Kenyon on the recent increase in interest in NanoSats and pages 20-22 cover “The Power Of Picosatellites”.

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