Crowd-sourcing for CubeSat Funding
July 19, 2012
ITWorldCanada reports on crowd-sourcing as the latest way to raise money for CubeSats -- small cube-sized satellites that can broadcast marketing and personal messages. A fundraising campaign was launched on Kickstarter over the weekend.
The CubeSat program was developed under Dr. Jordi Puig-Suari at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Professor Bob Twiggs at Stanford University.
"In the past, there were only a few select universities in the United States that had access to space. The CubeSat standard effectively opened up access to space to virtually anyone who adheres to the standard," said Roland Coelho, who works at Cal Poly's CubeSat program.http://www.itworldcanada.com/news/groups-hope-to-launch-web-funded-satellites/145807