Hey Amateur Astronomers & Imagers
(also DIY’ers, hackers, and in general those interested in space)
Did you know that there is now a standard (10cm x 10cm x 10cm) satellite called CubeSat that any cash deprived university or small businesses can build or buy and put into space with their own equipment or experiment? Here’s a pic of one:
Picture of a typical CubeSat satellite that can be piggybackedp
on to many launch vehicles across the world
Well now Team ArduSat shacked-up at NASA is raising funds to buy the parts, buy the launch time BUT allowing amateurs astronomers, students, the public (you!) to decide all the experiments/images the satellite will run over its time in space.
Here is a YouTube Video explaining this “open source” mission.
And here is the ArduSat Website where you can learn more about it, and become a participant, and backer. Be sure to check out the FAQ way at the bottom of the webpage. It answers a lot of questions you might have.