I figured that it’d be worth noting that as of today, MSS is now taking sales for suborbital science payloads. We have a special introductory offer for CANSAT sized payloads of only $99 each (normal price will likely be $199 each). CANSATs are packages that have the volume, form factor, and density of a can of pop. Two things that Michael doesn’t mention on the site is that at this point it looks like all CANSATs will be positioned such that they will have a direct line of sight to the sky when the payload bay doors open at apogee, so all will be exposed to vacuum, and all will be able to see out axially. The other thing he doesn’t mention is that we may be providing USB and maybe power for each of these. While intended for K-12 educational markets, these CANSATs would probably be a pretty cool electronics hacking project for kids in their twenties or thirties. Anyone up to building an ameteur interferometer?
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