Open Source Satellite Initiative / 2008 ~

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What?

Developing a total D.I.Y. space program - (Building / Lauching / Operating)

How?

  1. Build a satellite
  2. Rent a Rocket
  3. Get a communication frequency from IARU (International Amateur Radio Union)
  4. Finish the satellite assembly
  5. Test the satellite
  6. Launch
  7. Commnunicate

How much is the rocket?

A rocket is very expensive, so OSSI rent a space for small satellite. Renting a space for 100mm * 100mm * 100mm is about 65k Euro as of 2010 Nov..

Legal?

Launching something into LEO (Low Earth Orbit: 600km~2000km) is legal as of 2010 Nov. But Institutions like FCC is trying to make this illegal.

Funding

Currently, OSSI sells T-shirts to fund the rocketing renting.

10,000 T-shirts = 1 satellite

Collaborations

Future

Issues

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