In the week leading up to the first test flight of the ArduSat sensor payload and flight computer, Jeroen and Joel from NanoSatisfi and Monroe from Team Prometheus converged in Lampasas, Texas, for preparations. But after a week of work, the flight was unable to execute as planned.
Earlier this summer I posted an introduction to ArduSat. At that time, NanoSatisfi’s Kickstarter was still in full swing. It’s now a couple months later, and I realize that I have not yet reported on the outcome of their campaign! There’s good news to report, as well as an exciting event taking place later this week.
Launch details have begun to arrive. According to Zac, KickSat’s launch vehicle has been named, bringing the project that much closer to a specific launch date. Now that KickSat has been slated for takeoff, the project’s timetable can focus around a specific launch window. And it turns out that the rocket that KickSat will be taking to space is quite an interesting one.