KickSat burns up without deploying Sprites

| May 16, 2014

KickSat, the KickStarter-funded amateur satellite project, has re-entered and burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere without releasing its payload of Sprite micro-satellites. The satellite suffered an unexpected computer glitch on 30 April that caused the deployment countdown timer to reset. It proved impossible to correct the problem, meaning the timer did not trigger in time to release the hundred-plus Sprites before re-entry.

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