DIY Homemade satellite by South Korean artist all set to be launched into space
As unbelievable as it might sound but it is real that a 34 year old South Korean artist, Song Ho Jun is all set to launch his homemade satellite into space. According to him making a satellite is not that difficult with internet and social platforms there to help you out and he proved it all right with his $ 500 OpenSat satellite. The idea of building a DIY satellite struck him while he was working at a private satellite company and the deep rooted contacts with professionals in aerospace industry also helped him a lot.
His cubical OpenSat weighs 1kg and measures around 10 cubic centimeters. When it will be launched there will be communication with radio operators and the Morse code using LED lights will allow for sending messages without a hitch. The satellite will cost around 120 million dollars for launching into space and Song has got it sorted out with the signing of contract with NovaNano (French Technology Company). OpenSat will be launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in the month of December, so we’ll have it all covered when it will be finally done.