- Created: Tuesday, 11 March 2014 12:58
SpaceX's Falcon 9 CRS 3 mission, currently scheduled for a March 16 launch, will take the novel satellites to orbit, where a CubeSat - the "Kicksat" part of the equation - will deploy up to 200 Sprites.
Hams reading this post may want to listen for the deployed Sprites, which will operate at 437 MHz
The project is the brainchild of Cornell University graduate student Zac Manchester, who, in an article by an Ithaca, NY weekly, describes how some of the original backers of the craft will be able transmit their initials from their personal Sprites.
You can watch the original video for these micro-sats here. Congratulations, Zac!