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Chris Kemp
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Founder and CEO of Nebula - founder of OpenStack, former CTO of NASA
Founder and CEO of Nebula - founder of OpenStack, former CTO of NASA

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The age of private space exploration is dawning...

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Great progress Will! Congratulations!
Phonesat: NASA to try inexpensive satellites using Android

Android....in....space! Will Marshall of NASA showed a sub-$10k Nexus "phonesat" that he says will be the fastest processor to govern a satellite. Mars Explorer used a 33MHz processor. It sends signals back via amateur radio packet system, rather than ground tracking. Launch video:
NexusOne/Arduino PhoneSat Satellite Launch Video

Great anecdote: when a launch failed, the entire payload fell without parachute into desert. The data was left intact.
They're launching 3 Android phonesats in December, in space for 3 weeks. As +Gina Blaber pointed out, they're "iterating Sillicon Valley-style."

http://vimeo.com/14147912

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