Found this paper this morning and was fascinated. The word ‘innovation’ is often overused – don’t get me started on the word ‘strategy’. This is innovative, and clever. To build a functioning satellite for $USDS3,500 by reusing a smart phone and wiring it together with some pre-built componentry is a brilliant concept.

Phonesat 1.0 – Note the yellow tape measure segment being used as a radio antenna.

I’m not sure where this initiative went since it was launched (intentional pun) but it appears to have shut down around 2017.

Hyperlink to the paper is HERE and other information is at their website at THIS LINK.