Ardusat – Rent Your Own Satellite

By - July 17th, 2013

Ardusat   Rent Your Own Satellite

Based out Mountain View, California, NanoSatisfi is a start-up company that wants to bring space exploration to the masses. The outfit has built a tiny satellite called ArduSat, measuring 10 by 10 by 10 centimeters, that’s equipped with an ambient light sensor, magnetometer and a Geiger counter, as well as multiple cameras to take photos of the Earth. It uses a UHF transceiver to send and receive data with the servers at NanoSatisfi, and the company is offering individuals the opportunity to rent the device for about $250 a week. The makers of ArduSat have compiled a list of possible activities one could perform with the satellite, each falling under three distinct categories — science, engineering and entertainment — with highlights ranging from hunting for meteors to mapping the earth’s magnetic field. Check out the ArduSat Kickstarter page to find out more.

Ardusat   Rent Your Own Satellite

Ardusat   Rent Your Own Satellite

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