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CAT: Launch a Water-Propelled Satellite into Deep Space

A project in Ann Arbor, MI by Benjamin Longmier, Ph.D.

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Join the first crowdsourced mission to explore a destination of your choice in the far reaches of space.
Backers: 1185
Average Pledge Per Backer: $82

Funded: $96,799 of $50,000
Dates: Dec 2nd -> Dec 20th (19 days)
Project By: Benjamin Longmier, Ph.D.
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Latest News

Giving the gift of space exploration, a printable certificate

December 20th - via:
Dear backers, We've noticed that quite a few of you were pledging donations as gifts for family and friends. With less than 8hrs to go on our campaign, we wanted to send along this printable certificate. You can follow the link to download and print... (Read More)

Gifts for the Holidays

December 18th - via:
Hello Backers and Friends, We've hit our first stretch goal "Magneto," with a big push in the last 12 hours we may be able to make it all the way to "Hyperdrive" or "H2OMyyyy!" It's a big reach, but then again, we are shooting for the stars. Feel... (Read More)


December 17th - via:
1000 backers!  You all are incredible and for reaching this amazing milestone we have a bit of a treat for you.  The Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory where CAT is being developed is a pretty incredible facility.  It's rarely open... (Read More)

Technical Update - Motion Table to Test CAT

December 15th - via:
Hello Backers and Friends, We're in the final week of our Kickstarter campaign, what a ride! In fact, we're only a few thousand dollars away from hitting our first stretch goal and getting our advanced 3-magnet nozzle for Christmas! As always, thank... (Read More)

Send your friends, family, team, club, group, class or organization to space

December 13th - via:
"I will be watching avidly the progress with a sense of wonder and absolute appreciation for the talent of people doing things that I thought I would only dream about rather than be a part of." ---Backer of CAT Hello Backers and Supporters, Thank you... (Read More)

Geysers found on Europa!

December 12th - via:
All, good news!There was a recent discovery announced today that describes water geysers erupting out into space from the south pole of Europa (one of the moons of Jupiter). Now we have even more reasons for CAT to fly to Europa some day in order to... (Read More)

Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is an advanced 3-magnet plasma nozzle

December 10th - via:
Howdy Backers, We are well on the way towards reaching our stretch goals. Thank you for helping get the word out, we are barely $10,000 away from reaching our first stretch goal with over a week to go! Click here to tweet about our project, and... (Read More)

Social Media Invasion

December 9th - via:
We're so close to making our first stretch goal ($79,500), so help us get the word out over Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube!  If you haven't already, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. That way you'll get all of the up-to-date technical... (Read More)

Add-Ons Released

December 8th - via:
Hello Backers and Friends,Coming up this week A social media blitz! Over 850 people know about us and have pledged. Help us get the word out to the next 1000 people and get closer to making hyperdrive (stretch goal - complete development of a... (Read More)

Powerful CAT Magnets + A Successful CubeSat Launch

December 6th - via:
Hello Backers, Thank you so much for your support to date, nearly 800 people have donated and we're well on the way towards reaching some stretch goals! This Sunday, December 8, we will release add-on rewards in response to your requests.  Check out... (Read More)

Free Giveaways - Convince a friend to pledge and get free CAT gear

December 4th - via:
Hello backers! We are offering you a chance to pick up free gear (i.e. swag) during our campaign. This offer is retroactive, so if you’ve already convinced someone to pledge, please follow the instructions below. Note: To be eligible for free gear... (Read More)

We made it!

December 3rd - via:
After being named a staff pick on the Kickstarter homepage we reached our goal in less than two days!  And it's all thanks to you!  These first couple days have been thrilling and we're delighted to get such an enthusiastic response.  Here's a... (Read More)

250 Backers and Counting

December 2nd - via:
A huge thank you to our first 250 backers (and 251+)! With your help, we are over 50% of the way to our goal in less than 24 hours since we've kicked off.  It was hard to sleep last night with over $11,000 coming in less than 30 minutes from launch.... (Read More)

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