Pocket Space Craft - fly your own spaceship to the Moon (for real)

The Pocket Space Craft project is now LIVE on Kickstarter. This is a genuine opportunity to own your own space craft that flies to the Moon inside a CubeSat. I met Michael the founder of Pocket Space Craft at the Raspberry Pi Boot Camp. Thousands of pocket space craft will be packed into the CubeSat and launched. The Kickstarter project provides you with opportunities to customise the software and hardware of the craft which leads to all kinds of “what-if” possibilities.

Why pocket? Well, “smaller than a CD and thinner than a sheet of paper” sums it up nicely. I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of the craft at the Boot Camp and was impressed at the methods the team has used to reduce weight and create something so thin (maybe it should be called an iPocket?) Managing to get solar cells, a system on a chip (you thought the Broadcom SoC on the Raspberry Pi was small? That’s nothing compared to this), and additional electronics onto such a tiny platform is truly impressive.


But the fun does not stop there: the project will provide an Android and iOS Pocket Mission Control enabling interaction at every step of the journey.

Do support the Kickstarter project, it is ABSOLUTELY worth it. You have until August 26th.