The age of the personal satellite has arrived. After 6 years of rummaging through electronics stores for specialist parts, and tinkering away in his parent’s basement Song Ho-jun has built his own communications satellite, the OpenSat. Now the OpenSat homemade satellite is complete and ready for launch.
In a recent interview Song said “Making a satellite is no more difficult than making a cellphone.” Going on to say “I believe that not just a satellite, but anything can be made with the help of the internet and social platforms. I chose a satellite to show that symbolically”
Song realised early on that he would need the assistance of experts in the field. Reaching out over the internet he eventually received support from many commercial experts. “I’m just an individual, not someone working for big universities, corporations or armies, so they open up to me and easily give out information,” said Mr Song.