[amsat-bb] Re: TARDIS in Space.
m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Oct 23 11:13:38 PDT 2013
> Wonder if we can get a bunch of Star Trek fans to pay for a replica Enterprise launched into HEO.
It certainly shows the power of crowd-funding doesn't it.
$88,880 raised in just 30 days, for box similar in size to a 3U CubeSat that has a flashing blue LED on top (the most important part is that LED ;-) and which even if the launch is successful will only stay in orbit for 3 or 4 weeks.
Bottom line is that, if given the chance, people are prepared to donate large sums of money to be involved in something to do with space.
Your idea of an Enterpise replica is great, but all it really needs to be is a tiny model Enterprise that is ejected out of a 3U CubeSat.
Although I hate to say it StarTrek has a far bigger fan following than Dr. Who so the money raised could be proportionally greater.
73 Trevor M5AKA
On , M5AKA <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
The antenna looks 145/437 doesn't it. They are manifested on an Interorbital Systems launch http://www.interorbital.com/ but when the launch will take place is unknown, presumably a year or more from now.
It's a 310 km orbit so would only operate for a few weeks before burning up.
73 Trevor M5AKA
On Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 18:36, Joshua Abraham <jarvideo at gmail.com> wrote:
This is a bit outside of the realm of traditional amateur satellite
launches but I found it to be very interesting nonetheless. Some fans of
popular scifi show have raised the money to launch a replica of the show's
time-and-space traveling ship into orbit this fall. From what I know of it
so far, it will but a fully functioning sat within a very unusual chassis
and will feature a GoPro camera mounted inside with the intention to
transmit photos back to earth. Unfortunately, I'm having trouble finding
any real technical information on this "blue bird" but maybe someone here
knows more about it? All I could find was a very brief spec sheet.
Here's a link to their KickStarter page as well as their official website.
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