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Startup rents out satellites to enable businesses to glean data from space
The ArduSat has already opened up space exploration to the masses, offering anyone to book time and run their own programs on the mini satellites. Now Skybox Imaging wants to do the same for businesses, with the aim of turning real-time images of the Earth’s surface into useful data to gain a larger perspective of human activity. READ MORE…
Stylish urban spaces available to rent for work or relaxation
We’ve already seen Podtime provide workers in the UK with spaces to have a nap in the city. Now Breather wants to do something similar in the US, opening up quiet spaces in urban properties that customers can rent for work or relaxation. READ MORE…
Where Are They Now? NanoSatisfi
It’s been almost 12 months since we first wrote about the ArduSat project, when it had just successfully passed its target on crowdfunding website Kickstarter by more than three times. With the aim of making a form of space exploration possible for those without degrees in rocket science – but a little technical know-how – the scheme is focused on an open-source Ardunio-based mini satellite, packed with sensors, that anyone could register to spend some time controlling once launched into the stratosphere. The group behind the ArduSat have lofty ambitions in more ways than one, and has now formed its own company – NanoSatisfi – as a result of the success of their funding campaign. We spoke to CEO Peter Platzer to find out how they’re getting on in making the dream of accessible space exploration a reality. READ MORE…
Site opens up space research to web users
Those without sufficient scientific knowledge to work in astronomy have still been able to explore space with the ArduSat, an open source satellite. Now, Planet Four is crowdsourcing help from web users to find out more about Mars. READ MORE…
Mini satellite can create visible Morse code across the night sky
A couple of months ago we reported on the ArduSat project, which aimed to enable anyone to control a CubeSat orbiting space. Using similar technology, the FITSAT-1 developed by researchers at the Fukuoka Institute of Technology in Japan houses LEDs that can create a morse code message that can be seen from earth. READ MORE…
Earth-orbiting satellite can be used by anyone
We’ve seen a few startups taking advantage of the open source Arduino circuit boards, using the devices forprinting text onto coffee foam or building controller creation kits. In what is probably the most ambitious Arduino project we’ve seen, ArduSat is a Kickstarter campaign looking to launch a small satellite into space that can be programmed by anybody. READ MORE…