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  AL(Worden)Sat: ADAA cubesat [Kickstarter]

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Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-10-2017 10:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Associazione per la Divulgazione Astronomica e Astronautica (ADAA) in Milan, Italy has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of its first satellite.
We are building a CubeSat pico-satellite that will fly into space over the next couple of years. It is called AlSat#1, its official acronym is ADAA Laboratory Satellite, but in reality it is linked to our special and exceptional Tutor, our friend Cap. Al Worden, Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot.
As a first step, they are fundraising to test their design on a balloon flight into the stratosphere.
Thanks to the funds raised with this crowdfunding, we could test our satellite by launching it into the stratosphere with a sounding balloon that we hope will reach 40 km. The full instrumentation and materials will be tested in an extreme environment, similar to the one AlSat#1 will find when in orbit. The collected data will allow us to prepare at the best the AlSat#1 mission into space.

Charlie16
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From: Italy
Registered: Dec 2010

posted 10-10-2017 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I ask all fellow to support the project. Thanks Robert!

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Luigi Pizzimenti

Larry McGlynn
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posted 10-10-2017 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Luigi, I'm in on the project. Great luck to you moving forward!

Charlie16
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posted 10-11-2017 01:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Lawrence!

Buel
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posted 10-11-2017 01:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buel   Click Here to Email Buel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think this is a brilliant idea. I'll be contributing when I get home!!

Come on collectSPACE - why don't we all contribute at least £2 each? I've just pledged €7. Remember - every pound helps...

Charlie16
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posted 10-11-2017 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks!

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