Captain’s Log, Stardate 13413.8

The SpaceX CRS-3 mission, previously delayed to November 11, is now scheduled for launch on December 9. Using a free launch means that the launch date is dependent on NASA and the needs of the ISS. As a result, there will be more time to test hardware and software before KIckSat and its Sprites reach orbit.

In the mean time, the Cornell team has begun machining structural parts for the cubesat that will be part of the final unit to be sent into space. Additionally, GNURadio install scripts for various flavors of Linux have been released on the KickSat GitHub. A wiki describes the install process for those interested in building a local ground station.