Makers, developers and hobbyists that have always dreamt of making their very own DIY satellite might be interested in the new kit has been unveiled by PocketQube in the form of the PocketQube Kit v1.0 EM.
The PocketQube Kit has been specifically designed as a first step to building your very own first satellite and consists of Alba Orbital Skeletonized structure (1p, 2p or 3p), Radiobro MiniSatCom, Alba Orbital Labsat (Test and Development Board) and Alba Orbital On Board Computer (OBC).
PocketQube explains a little more “Satellites have traditionally been expensive with even lower cost solutions like Cubesat costing six figure amounts, limited to those with larger budgets. The PocketQube Kit addresses these problems and widens access to space for smaller budget organisations.
The PocketQube Kit is ideal for a wide range of groups who are interested in building a low cost Satellite. For example Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (or STEM) educators, from K-12, High School up to University. The Kits is also ideal for Governmental customers looking to begin a program.
The MiniSatCom from Radiobro is the first Transceiver to be designed and manufactured for use on PocketQube Satellites. The MiniSatCom has two variants, the 420-450MHz or 902-928MHz versions with more in development. Designed to be compatible with the PQ60 standard and interface with the PocketQube bus.”
For more information on the new DIY Satellite kits jump over to the PocketQube website for details via the link below with prices starting from $5,999.
Source: EngadgetFiled Under: DIY Projects, Hardware, Technology News, Top News