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Take Control of a Live In-Orbit Satellite for 2 Weeks!

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Ardusat is the World's First Crowd Funded Satellite, with over $100,000 committed by backers via Kickstarter to get the satellite built and launched. And with it's launch in August 2013, the creators of Ardusat, Nanosatisfi, became the World's Fastest Moving Space Company, going from back of the napkin idea to orbit in just over 12-months.

The Ardusat project began as the collective dream of its founders, and now counts thousands of backers, students and organizations — both government and private — on its list of collaborators. Ardusat is making space accessible like never before, and making it possible for tomorrow's explorers, no matter their background, to touch the cosmos in a meaningful way.

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Control of a live in-orbit satellite. For 2-weeks, you will have control of a satellite in low Earth orbit — you can task the satellite to measure the magnetic field, test for high-energy radiation from lightning strikes, or simply take a photo of your favorite remote city or location on Earth. Or leverage any of the other onboard sensors.

After watching a few short videos, and with a basic understanding of C programming, you can start coding your own unique experiment. You can utilize sensors that measure temperature, luminosity, radiation, magnetism, the properties of light, acceleration and rotation. The Ardusat platform is making space accessible for tomorrow’s explorers, and comes with unlimited access to online educational videos about space, satellites and orbits, and each of the satellite’s measurable forces.

Each week of time on Ardusat is approximately one complete run of experiment code (inclusive of the time it takes to upload the experiment and download the data).


Donated by: Nanosatisfi & Ardusat
Additional lot details
  • Precise timing for an experiment cannot be scheduled ahead of time, as we are limited by a requirement to test all code and experiments before they are sent to the satellites.
  • Donor can provide a time range provided that code is submitted to Nanosatisfi for review beforehand.
  • For students, we have found that an age of 13+ is ideal, and students are encouraged to work in small teams of four, as we have found that success rates increase dramatically in teams.
  • We have teaching resources available specifically for schools if the buyer should choose to transfer their prize to a school of their choosing.
  • We expect all winning bidders and their guests to conduct themselves appropriately when attending an experience won at Charitybuzz. Polite manners and respect for the generous donor and adherence to any rules or parameters are a must.
  • Travel is not included.
  • Accommodations are not included.
Lot #500802
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Take Control of a Live In-Orbit Satellite for 2 Weeks!

Tue, 25 Mar 2014 4:31:00 PM EDT

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