TubeSat Personal Satellite Kit by Interorbital Systems
If you've ever been a space (or Earth) aficionado, the chance to own a personal satellite might be an alluring idea but few among us could realisitically afford the millions it typically costs to build and launch. Well, not anymore! Interorbital Systems is allowing the opportunity for the masses to own a piece of space for a mere $8,000. If you buy today the launch is included! A bargain at twice the price! The satellites are DIY from the components you receive and are launched from Tonga by the company. What a great concept! And, for all of you who are worried about space-litter, the satellites eventually fall into a self-decaying orbit and will most likely burn up in the atmosphere --creating a nice little shooting star for yourself. How sweet... and practical.