The KickSat tiny spacecraft, may power Yuri Milner’s $100 million Breakthrough Starshot Project and lead us to Alpha Centauri.
In the video above, 104 tiny Sprites will deploy from KickSat into an extremely low orbit. The Sprites will harmlessly burn up in the atmosphere after some days.
Breakthrough Starshot, the plan to send multiple small probes to Alpha Centauri as part of the Breakthrough Initiative program.
The simple tiny satellite consists of a microcontroller, a radio transmitter, solar cells and several onboard sensors. Can be built for between $20 and $30.
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