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KickSat – Your own personal Satellite

Have you ever wanted your own satellite? Obviously this is a rhetorical question. Everyone wants their own satellite. Sadly, until a few years ago, you would have needed a few million to join the club of satellite owners. With the development of the cubesat, a 10cm cubed sattellite the price dropped to mid 5 figures, bringing the price in range of most universities and a few financially endowed individuals. It is now with great excitement that I introduce a project to bring satellite ownership to the common man. A lab out of Cornell has developed small dime sized satellites they are calling sprites, each with the same technical capabilities as sputnik. And so now for only $1000 you can have a satellite all of your own.

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