Ultimate Christmas gift for the tech that has everything (else), a satellite?



The story about the linux satellite that can be yours for a mere $10 million dollars caught my eye as I was skimming news this afternoon. Apparently a company called SpaceDev has launched the product called “SpaceDev Modular Microsat Bus™”, which is a 220 pound satellite based on plug-n-play standard interfaces (ethernet, usb). It includes realtime linux as the OS, CORBA based object oriented control of subsystems and internet remote control.



The microsatellite will allow up to 80 kg of payload and can provide up to 80 Watts of power to said payload. (While “providing accurate and rapid pointing, slewing and tracking.”)

Looks as though there are no prequalifications for global domination schemes…. Next question does the illudium Q-38 explosive space modulator weigh less than 80kg?

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