SkyCube Vacuum Test

Tim DeBenedictis and Anna Vital with the SkyCube satellite

This video shows a preliminary qualification test of SkyCube’s electronic components in Evan Neumann’s thermal vacuum chamber in San Francisco, CA, December 19, 2012.

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SkyCube will take pictures of Earth with three VGA cameras and deliver 120-character messages to smartphones running a SkyCube app. The messages will be collected on Earth and transmitted to the satellite about once a day, where they will be stored in memory and broadcast every 10 seconds. In addition to the app, anyone with a fairly modest amateur radio-type receiver might also be able to pick up the broadcasts directly.

SkyCube http://www.southernstars.com/skycube/satellite.html

SkyCube uses Kickstarter for Funding http://www.uk.amsat.org/?p=8955