UK Radio Ham plans Lunar CubeSat

Radio amateur Michael Johnson M0MJJ is raising funds on Kickstarter for a CubeSat that will travel to the Moon.

Pocket Spacecraft hopes to raise at least £290,000 to fund a 3U (30x10x10cm) CubeSat that will travel to the Moon. The CubeSat will carry Pocket Spacecraft known as 'Scouts', which are disks with flexible electronics, smaller than a CD, containing transceivers and solar cells.

It's planned the CubeSat will release some of the wafer thin Scout satellites into Earth orbit and also deploy another batch of the Scout satellites into Lunar orbit.

It is understood the mission may use the 435 and 2400 MHz bands.

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