A personal and affordable IOT project way above the clouds!

User’s may be interested in how using Kickstarter can reduce the cost of this out of this world project.

The campaign is about how to create your own IOT Satellite. An IOT Sensor is available to be purchased, personally programmed and planned to orbit the world every 100 minutes… all for the price of about forty Big Mac meals!

Press Release:

If you have ever wanted to own your very own satellite, a new DIY kit launched via Kickstarter allows you to build your very own satellite launched into space. The AmbaSat-1 is a tiny Space satellite kit that you assemble and code yourself is now available from $45. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the project providing an easy way to build your very own spacecraft and have it launched into low Earth orbit.

AmbaSat-1 is part of a new generation of satellites known as Sprite satellites. They are tiny spacecraft measuring 35 mm square and just a few millimetres thick. Pioneered by the original KickSat, the compnaies goal is to launch groups of AmbaSat-1 satellites onboard a commercial rocket. By shrinking the spacecraft, up to 200 satellites can be launched at a time, reducing costs.

“Once your satellite kit is assembled and programmed, it will be launched onboard a commercial rocket which will deploy your satellite into Low Earth Orbit, where it will spend up to 3 months in space. It’s a kit, it’s fun, it’s educational and we need your help to make it happen“

“AmbaSats are just a little bigger than the size of a couple of postage stamps but have solar cells, a LoRaWAN radio transceiver, microcontroller (an Arduino compatible ATMEGA 328P-AU), memory, a gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer as well as a range of other sensor options. Making use of The Things Network (TTN), AmbaSats are capable of transmitting data to over five thousand Earth-based TTN receivers (Gateways) which are spread around the whole globe. No specialist radio receiving equipment is required, your data appears over the internet directly to your AmbaSat Dashboard.”

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Seems interesting, thanks for taking your time to post a message on this site.

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Does $45 include the launch? I assume not and if not then it would help to say how much the launch would cost so those that do not want to read all the documentation does not need to. Is there any other costs other than postage?

Update: The answer is yes; the answer is in the AmbaSat – Build Your Very Own Space Satellite home page.

A ready assembled satellite including rocket launch costs about 300 USD.

Search for “rocket launch” on the following web-page:


I am delighted to say that today the AmbaSat Kickstart Campaign achieved their target and still had another ten days to go before closing!


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