The TubeSat kit is packed with batteries and solar panels and transmitters and antennas and a bevy of other tools, to help you run experiments in space on your own. The company even suggests what sorts of experiments you could run, from biological experiments to email hosting to some sort of "on-orbit advertising." You can even order your TubeSats in double, triple, and quadruple sizes for any extra space-advertising needs you might have.
The satellites are released into orbit from the payload of a Neptune 30 rocket, which is launched from Tonga and can hold up to 32 TubeSats. Each satellite will be time-released separately so they don't bunch up in space.
What would you do with your personal satellite?
If they could incorporate this into one of my wireless com courses I might actually go to class. It's a great idea for educational opportunities.
Hey, can ya put that thing on the dark side of the moon for me, with a camera? OK Instead while your riding by- can you retrieve some of the vapor trail behind a passenger plane please? Then test it please? No one has ever done that yet either...
Camera is a must. How else will the aliens wave at me?
So an email or file server that sits in space. Who has legal jurisdiction over this?
well, beantown, from what I've read the jurisdiction and responsibility for damage is on the owner, and the launch agency, and the nation, in that order.