Launch your own satellite for $8k – Yes that’s only $8,000
The approx $8k price tag pays for the launch of a 0.75kg (1.65lb) module – not your mother in law.
“Planet Earth has entered the age of the Personal Satellite with the introduction of Interorbital’s TubeSat Personal Satellite (PS) Kit. The new IOS TubeSat PS Kit is the low-cost alternative to the CubeSat. It has three-quarters of the mass (0.75-kg or 1.65-lb) and volume of a CubeSat, but still offers plenty of room for most experiments or applications. And, best of all, the price of the TubeSat kit includes the price of a launch into Low-Earth-Orbit on an IOS NEPTUNE 45 (N45) launch vehicle. Since the TubeSats are placed into self-decaying orbits 310 kilometers (192 miles) above the Earth’s surface, they do not contribute to the long-term build-up of orbital debris. After operating for a few months (the exact length of time on orbit is dependent on solar activity), they will safely re-enter the atmosphere and burn-up. TubeSats are designed to be orbit-friendly. Launches are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2011.” www.interorbital.com
CAS’s 10th Anniversary
CAS is celebrating its 10th Anniversary on the Triple Ten Day (10 Oct. 2010)!
We would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” to all our customers for your continuous support, we truly value your business. And, of course, our talented colleagues for your contributions to Chipkin Automation Systems. Without you, we simply wouldn’t have come this far.
CAS enjoys working with every one of you and we will continue to move forward with the same intensity.