Omicron Protocol

AmbaSat-1: An educational Space satellite kit

A project in North Yorkshire, UK by Martin Platt

Funding Successful

Build your own satellite and have it launched into Space. AmbaSat-1 is a tiny Space satellite kit that you assemble and code yourself
Backers: 250
Average Pledge Per Backer: £172

Funded: £43,050 of £26,000
Dates: May 7th -> Jul 6th (60 days)
Project By: Martin Platt
Aw shucks, no tags yet. +Suggest

Suggest Tags

Begin typing to search or pick from a list. You can add multiple tags at the same time!
Saving your suggestions...
Suggestion Saved Successfully
Thank you for your help! The Kicktraq gnomes will get to work on your suggestions very soon.

Please keep in mind not all suggestions may be used, and repeated re-submissions may result in being rejected automatically (and we don't want that to happen).

If you have any questions, have a good idea for a tag, or a more in-depth suggestion - please feel free to let us know!

Hrm... something went wrong.
Hey, bad things happen to the best of us. Don't worry, the gnomes have been dispatched. Maybe try again in a little while.



current pledge level
Last Updated: July 6 @ 10:01 -0400 GMT


of goal
funding period ended


trending toward
Trends are not projections.


of goal

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

(loading your very own snazzy kicktraq chart)

Now you can share!

Help your backers reach your daily goals and help others see how you're doing. It's easy, with Kicktraq Mini.

Here are a few quick snippits of code you can use to embed your personalized widget on your website, in your blog, and even on your favorite forum.

HTML for websites & blogs

BBCode for forums
Copy BBCode

Reddit code for... well, Reddit
Copy Reddit Code

Special Note: Kickstarter recently disabled remote embedding for images on project pages, so embedding code doesn't work on project pages (yet) - just everywhere else.

You can read more about it here.
Latest News

UK Space Agency Meeting - update

July 6th - via:
John and Martin met with representatives of the UK Space Agency yesterday. Following the meeting it is possible that we may need to modify the satellite release procedure so that the KickSat and AmbaSat-1s form a single object in low earth orbit. We... (Read More)

Interorbital Systems. Rocket Launch Date. UK Space Agency Meeting

July 4th - via:
Dan and Martin had a great meeting yesterday (3rd July) with Randa and Sylvain from Interorbital Systems - our rocket launch partner. They were able to answer all our questions and all being well the AmbaSat-1 launch will be getting added to... (Read More)

We made it! Thank you everyone. You are Space pioneers and truly inspirational.

June 27th - via:
Thank you everyone for your fantastic support. Kickstarter goal reached. You are going into Space! Other important announcements: Announcement #1 of 3:  AmbaSat sign expression of interest to launch with Skyrora Ltd. Skyrora is a strong option for... (Read More)

New daughter-boards arrived. Now under test

June 17th - via:
We've been testing the latest daughter-boards, code and Dashboard connectivity. Boards are looking good and we've connected the main AmbaSat-1 board to The Things Network, completed coding and now receiving telemetry data. Four more daughter-board... (Read More)

Amazing day at the Space Conference!

June 16th - via:
An absolutely amazing response to our AmbaSat-1 presentation at the Design Network North Space event in Newcastle, UK. European Space Agency (ESA), AmbaSat and two others on stage. AmbaSat-1 at Design Network North Special shout out to Andrew and Ben... (Read More)

AmbaSat presenting at Space conference - Rise and Design: Applications of Space Technology

June 10th - via:
John and Martin from AmbaSat will be presenting and discussing the AmbaSat-1 satellite at the Northern Design Centre on Friday 14th June, in Gateshead, United Kingdom.  Get your free ticket to the event by visiting the link below. Also at the event... (Read More)

We're on our way

June 5th - via:
Hi guys, Just wanted to give you a quick update and thank each and everyone of you for your amazing support.  Today we are shipping ten prototype boards resulting from our Facebook and Twitter competition. These are early prototypes. We've already... (Read More)

Competition to win a prototype AmbaSat-1 Satellite board

May 15th - via:
Hi backers, As ever, thank you all for your support. I wanted to let you know that we are running a competition to win one of ten of the prototype AmbaSat-1 Satellite boards. This is a Facebook and Twitter competition running from now until the 21st... (Read More)

Burning the AmbaSat-1 bootloaders and preparing for test

May 11th - via:
Hi, Firstly, thank you to all of you wonderful AmbaSat-1 backers. Without you, this would not be possible. Today we programmed several ATMEGA chips with our homemade QF32 programmer board. Here is a short video of progress. Best regards, Martin.... (Read More)

If you have additional news that doesn't appear here, shoot us a link!
Performing maintenance. Some data may be briefly unavailable but is being collected and will be applied shortly.