LEXINGTON, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Space LLC, an independent nonprofit company focused on
entrepreneurial space solutions, has announced the launch of a series of
workshops to design and deploy the next generation of micro-satellites,
exploring the range of possible uses and applications for the novel
PocketQub class satellites.
With the successful November 2013 launch and orbital insertion of
several PocketQub-class satellites by Kentucky Space and other partners,
this timely PocketQub 1.0 series of workshops will bring together
spacecraft designers, innovators, makers, entrepreneurs and educators to
discuss the PocketQub standard, its design and development, On-Orbit Ops
and launch options, as well as explore the range of possible uses and
applications for these novel spacecraft. Workshops will be held in two
locations: April 16-17, 2014 at NASA Ames in Mountain View, California
and May 13-14, 2014 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
"CubeSats have fundamentally reshaped our thinking and imagination about
what's possible in space," said Kris Kimel, founder of Kentucky Space.
"Now the design of an even smaller platform, the PocketQub (PQ) class
satellite, measuring 5cm x 5cm x 15cm and weighing just under one pound,
further demonstrates the power and potential of new micro technologies
in space, and at a cost less than you might pay for a top of the line
bicycle." The PocketQub class satellite, invented by Bob Twiggs (also
the co-developer of the CubeSat), is envisioned to have a wide range of
possible applications, including: space network nodes, sensor platforms,
inexpensive test-beds and novel satellite constellations that are
inexpensive, redundant and spatially organized.
For more information, visit www.kentuckyspace.com
or contact Kris Kimel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kentucky Space LLC
Kris Kimel, 859-229-6161
Source: Kentucky Space LLC