Mission Log

The Mars makeover

On Monday I found out exactly what happens when you give a group of Scouts free reign on a papier mache Mars terrain with a selection of poster paints, some bags of sand and a pile of rocks…The result: Mars gets a very messy (but authentic) makeover!

ArduSat

ArduSat, the small satellite with big ideas

ArduSat is a miniature cubic satellite, measuring 10 cm along each edge and weighing about 1kg. CatN (Fubra's cloud hosting platform) is the Platinum Partner for this unique project; the first open platform allowing the general public to design and run their own space-based applications, games and experiments, and steer the onboard cameras to take pictures on-demand.

There are lots of expirements that can be done with this little satellite such as hunting meteorites to generating true random numbers using cosmic rays, you can even take photographs in space if you are a keen photographer! Check out some of the experiment ideas people have come up with, or check out the original KickStarter project that got us involved.