How to Get Into Space for $250 a WeekJuly 15th, 2013
If the Pocket Spacecraft Kickstarter campaign hits its goal, you’ll be able to send your own tiny spacecraft into orbit (for ~$150) or to the surface of the Moon (for ~$300). But what if, instead, you want to have your own satellite in space? Thanks to their own successful Kickstarter campaign, with NanoSatisfi, you can place your own 10cm cube into orbit or rent time on one of their ArduSat satellites. The first of the ArduSat satellites will be carried into orbit on a mission to the International Space Station as part of a resupply mission. According to this handy infographic, the cost to launch the satellite is $100,000 and it will remain in orbit (likely on the ISS) for one year. You can purchase one week of up-time on the satellite for just $250.