Some cry that it is daft to make your own satellite (ignoring 40 years of AMSAT history). Others exclaim that, hey, whatever I am doing, they can do better. To the former, my building Project Calliope is proof that we're entering a new age of private space exploration.
To the latter, I say "yes, yes you can." And now, O'Reilly Media
is launching a DIY Space series. I'll be writing four eBooks so you, too, can design and launch your own picosatellite, Tubesat, Cubesat, or whatever you wish to build.1) DIY Satellite Platforms (Realtime eBook #1)Building a space-ready general base picosatellite for any mission