Cubesats 101

A Video lEsson on This DIY Satellite Concept

By Lindsay Tilton

DIYSpaceExploration, a website dedicated to teaching people about the do-it-yourself space revolution, has posted an introductory video called "What are Cubesats?" Website founder Stephen Murphey created this two-minute graphic video to illustrate what a cubesat is, its history, and how anyone can build one. Murphey explains these small satellites are relatively inexpensive and easy to build--but he warns getting it launched may be a different story. 

Other video tutorials on Murphey's website include "Satellite powered by your smartphone" and "How to build your own personal satellite."