[amsat-bb] Re: FW: NASA Ames Phonesat Balloon Launch

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jun 9 09:51:56 PDT 2011


The 4kg nanosatellite STRaND-1 developed in the UK by University of Surrey and Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) will be flying a Smartphone, see

http://www.southgatearc.org/news/january2011/mobile_phone_in_orbit.htm 

I recall they were hoping to launch by the end of the year.

The great thing about flying Smartphones is you get loads of Processing Power, a Still/Video Camera and GPS in a very small and very cheap board. 

73 Trevor M5AKA

--- On Thu, 9/6/11, Nigel Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF <nigel at ngunn.net> wrote:
> The smartphone was just the computer
> and sensors. The communication was by UHF radio.
> 
> 
> 
> On 09-Jun-11 15:09, Dave Webb KB1PVH wrote:
> > Maybe this?
> >
> > Also, here is an article on their previous flight: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/02/11/
> > cell-phones-space-smartphone-nasa/ 73,
> >
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