The Kickstarter-funded KickSat satellite is safely in orbit after its deployment on 17 April. Operating at an altitude of around 335km, an internal timer is currently counting down to release the dozens of Sprite micro-satellites that form its payload. This is due to occur around 2000 GMT on Sunday 4 May. KickSat transmits 1W of telemetry on 437.505MHz, whilst the large-postage-stamp-size Sprites will send 10mW on 437.240MHz and use digital codes to identify themselves.
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