Tuesday, November 15, 2011

News: US student to fill heavens with Sprites

US student to fill heavens with Sprites
The Register, 15 November 2011

A Cornell University postgrad student is offering enthusiasts the chance to get their own diminutive bit of kit into space, in the form of a miniature satellite.

Zac Manchester's Sprite is a solar-powered board "about the size of a couple of postage stamps", which packs a "microcontroller and a radio for communicating with ground stations from low Earth orbit".

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