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A team of scientists from the University of Surrey are preparing to send the world's first smartphone satellite into orbit.
Called STRaND-1 (the Surrey Training, Research and Nanosatellite Demonstrator), this 30cm CubeSat weighing 4.3kg is powered by the Google Nexus One smartphone, and will launch into a 785km sun-synchronous orbit.
A Kickstarter campaign has begun to gather funding for the build and launch of the world's first socially connected nano-satellite. Going by the name of 'SkyCube,' users can view photos taken by the device in orbit and broadcast their tweets across the planet from it.