Heavy wait

Sunday 30th March sees the long anticipated launch of Julian Priest’s Weight of Information mission aboard Kicksat Cubesat on SpaceX-3 Commercial Resupply Services flight CRS-3.

‘Meet to Delete’ at the London Hackspace where they have prepared a listening station and the requisite computational hardware to decode the transmitted signals for their own picosat also now launching on 30 March. (despite out of date info there)

See http://www.nasa.gov/missions/schedule/ for up to date schedule. Live coverage of the launch will be provided on NASA TV starting 03.45 EDT.

Julian has been preparing his picosat over the last year since the impulse purchase introduced him to a range of extraordinary ideas and applications for the 3 week orbit. The delayed launch has given him plenty of time to arrange a set of complimentary activities not least beach bonfires and radio hackery you can find out more about on his website


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2 Responses to Heavy wait

  1. tallbastard says:

    julian says..

    Hi all,

    sorry to say the launch of Space-X CRS-3 which is taking the Weight of
    Information’s Kicksat satellite into orbit has been delayed for a fortnight.

    A new launch date has yet to be confirmed and the next available
    opportunities are March 30th and April 2nd.

    This means that we will have to put back all the Meet to Delete events,
    the Launch screening and ground station observations.

    Also the Kicksat sprites will now be deployed by timer 16 days after
    launch so as not to interfere with the ISS.

    The new window for ground station observations of the Kicksat is now
    approximately April 15th -> May 6th.

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