Satellite blinks Morse code

A new form of satellite will paint Morse code in the sky. The satellites are cube-shaped and can create any message out of Morse code in the night sky.

Once launched and fully developed, they could serve any number of functions. The satellites could blink emergency alters in times of disaster, they could send messages to humanitarian organizations or to military when their help is needed in times of crisis. Undisturbed by the elements, they could provide consistent updates during an after a disaster.

There are a number of different forms of this satellite in development. One such mini satellite called, cubesats, will work to test optical communications in satellites. It will first twinkle in the sky resembling a star, then, blink in Morse code.

Another cubesats is called, FITSAT-1. FITSAT-1 was developed by Japan’s Fukuoka Institute of Technology (FIT). This mini satellite is specially equip with 200 LED, high-output bulbs. This device will glow much brighter than the average star, so bright, in fact, that developers hope that it can be seen with the naked eye or with small binoculars. FITSAT-1 is expected to be launched on September 10th, by Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide.

UPDATE:

Five cubesats are deployed from ISS on 4th October.
FITSAT-1 is deployed around 15:40-45 (UTC).

Please watch live:
http://iss.jaxa.jp/iss/jaxa_exp/hoshide/library/live/
(push the center botton in the page)

The first starts at 14:10. (UTC)
The second starts at 15:25.

For more of the technical break-down, visit the developer’s web site (link below).

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