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 (despite out of date info there)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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