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Meet the PocketQube Teams: OzQube-1

28 Jan 2014, 18:14 UTC
Meet the PocketQube Teams: OzQube-1
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We have been talking to the some of the teams on the front line of the PocketQube revolution. This blog features Stuart McAndrew of the OzQube-1 team, Australia's first PocketQube project.
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How did you hear about PocketQube?
I first heard about PocketQube's from the popular Crowd-source funding website "Kickstarter". I started supporting projects on Kickstarter a year ago, and had been keeping an eye out for space related campaigns. When the campaign for Pocketqube shop started, I was keen to get on board.
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Tell us a bit about your PocketQube Project
I've started a project called "OzQube-1". It is Australia's first PocketQube satellite ( that I know of!) The current plan is to build a 1P sized PocketQube that hosts a camera as a payload.
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Where did the idea come from, what is the objective?
After reading all about Pocketqubes from the Kickstarter project, and doing a heap of internet trawling, I found that it coincided with the first launch of several Pocketqubes. One of them is called $50sat. This is a PocketQube that is made from low cost components and controlled by a PicAxe microcontroller. Seeing how reliable the tiny satellite has been showed me that ...

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