Classrooms Can Now Conduct Their Own Space Experiments
Startup ArduSat builds open-source cube satellites that function off Arduino hardware
ArduSat, a contraction of “Arduino satellite,” has launched a program to re-ignite student interests in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The company provides satellite kits and resources to classrooms that allow students to build, code and run their projects both in earth and in orbit.
Cubesats being deployed in space – from NASA
The ArduSat satellites are powered by the Arduino Uno. It follows cube satellite (CubeSat) standards to build compact 10 cm cubes that can easily be sent to orbit. Sensors on these ArduSats includes Geiger counters for radiation, barometers, cameras, thermometers and spectrometers among others.