Here is another video from the Electromagnetic Field event held in Guildford, UK earlier this summer (see previous posts A hacker’s guide to satellites and … An Intro to Rockets). Stuart Robinson tells the story of the $50Sat Eagle2 satellite that was launched to orbit in 2013:
More info about the project:
- Video of $50SAT ham radio satellite talk – Southgate Amateur Radio News
- $50SAT – Eagle2
- $50Sat Eagle2 PocketQube Operational – AMSAT-UK
See also the HobbySpace Satellite Building section on student and amateur satellites.
Here is a video of the launch of the Russian Dnepr rocket, a converted ICBM, on which the $50Sat got a free ride: