The PhoneSats aren't much bigger than a coffee mug
High altitude balloon test of PhoneSat 1.0
The location of the Phonesats can be tracked in real time by amateur radio operators
When Orbital Science Corporation's Antares rocket lofted a simulated spacecraft mass into orbit on its maiden flight from NASA's Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia on Sunday, it also carried a piggyback cargo of three NASA nanosatellites. These “PhoneSats,” which were built using smartphone and off-the-shelf consumer components in a standard cubesat frame, may be the cheapest satellites ever launched.
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