FITSAT-1's main function is to test it's miniature high-powered transmitter
The nanosatellite will be launched from the International Space Station
FITSAT-1 measures on 10 cm (4 in) on a side
If successful, FITSAT-1's Morse code messages will be visible to the naked eye
We like to think of space as the one place where all tech is high and all gadgets are bleeding edge. That may be the case most of the time, but Japan’s Fukuoka Institute of Technology is taking one small step backward for man by sending a satellite into orbit that uses Morse code and bursts of light to send messages back to base. FITSAT-1, which will be launched from the International Space Station in September 2012, will use LEDs to flash Morse code messages like an outer space Aldis lamp that may be bright enough to see by the public with the naked eye.
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