BIS prepares for KickSat Sprite launch

Laurence de Bruxelle and Andy Thomas G0SFJ with KickSat ground station antennas

Laurence de Bruxelle and Andy Thomas G0SFJ with KickSat ground station antennas

British Interplanetary Society (BIS) members Laurence de Bruxelle and Andy Thomas G0SFJ have been working on three of the low cost ground stations for the eagerly awaited KickSat CubeSat which will deploy 200 Sprite satellites operating on 437 MHz.

The launch of KickSat on the SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS 3 mission is expected to take place from the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, March 16 at 0841 UT.

Read the article BIS KickSat personal ground stations
http://www.bis-space.com/2014/02/16/12429/bis-kicksat-personal-ground-stations

Andrew Vaudin of the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) gave a presentation on the BIS Kicksat Sprite satellite to the AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium on Sunday, July 21. You can watch the video of his presentation at http://www.batc.tv/streams/amsat1310

KickSat

KickSat

KickSat 437 MHz Sprite Satellite

KickSat 437 MHz Sprite Satellite

Download it direct to your PC at http://www.batc.tv/vod/kicksat.flv

Information about KickSat can be found at:
http://www.bis-space.com/category/bis-projects
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/zacinaction/kicksat-your-personal-spacecraft-in-space

KickSat – Zac Manchester KD2BHC Interview
https://amsat-uk.org/2012/01/13/kicksat-zac-manchester-interview/