Personal Satellites

August 12th, 2009

SpaceInterorbital Systems is selling satellite kits for the low, low price of $8000—this includes launching the satellite into a low-Earth orbit that will be maintained for a few weeks. The kit has quite a bit of pre-configured hardware and software, but you can send pretty much whatever you want as long as it meets the size and weight requirements. I’m thinking this would be a great way to make a marriage proposal.

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2 Responses to “Personal Satellites”

  1. [link]Eric Shefferman Says:

    Wow. It’s nice to know that anyone with a little bit of cash can perform upper atmosphere “Biological experiments” — that should make the world a lot safer!

    I don’t have any idea how to say that non-sarcastically. Hope someone there puts some thought into what they allow onboard.

  2. [link]Chad Cloman Says:

    I think the expectation is that everything will burn up completely on re-entry.

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