PocketQube Promises DIY Satellite Launches for the Price of a Ford Focus

By Gary Cutlack on at

Just $20,000 (£13k) could get you a PocketQube, the latest and smallest entrant to the miniature satellite world. Then all you need to do is get a mate with a rocket to pop it up into space for you.

The project has been designed with an eye on the crowd-funded space scene, offering a hub where off-the-shelf parts can be ordered on the cheap-ish and help given to secure a payload slot on a private rocket launch to get experiments up there.

A complete kit including the chassis, a radio and on-board computer is in the making too, making it easier than ever to launch your GCSE science experiment into orbit. [Guardian]