Julian Priest on Tue, 27 Nov 2018 03:25:11 +0100 (CET)

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<nettime-ann> The Weight of Information 2.0 Launch

Hi all,

This evening (Saturday Nov 17th) at 0901 UTC (0401 EST) marks the
attempted launch of the second iteration of my 2014 satellite artwork
The Weight of Information 2.0.

A small 2cm square pico-satellite named TWOi will orbit the Earth and
try to ascend by forgetting, to escape the weight of information.

TWOi is packed on board the NASA mission NG-10 bound for Low Earth
Orbit. The launch will take place from Wallops Flight Facility in
Virginia, USA.

A live stream starts at 0830 UTC (0330 EST) here:


NG-10 is launched on a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket and is delivering
a Cygnus space craft, CRS-10 to re-supply the space station.

TWOi is packed with other pico-sats on board Zac Manchester's Kicksat2
deployer satellite - a small 3u cubesat which is on board the Cygnus.

The Cygnus will dock with the ISS and once it has been unloaded and
re-packed with return items, will perform  maneuvers in mid-february
before deploying Kicksat2 to Low Earth orbit at 325km.

2 days after deployment TWOi will be placed into autonomous orbit and
is scheduled for re-entry a week later.

During the autonomous orbit section of the flight public Meet 2 Delete
events will be run at the Thomas King Observatory in Wellington NZ and
other locations TBA.

If you would be interested in hosting a Meet 2 Delete event at your
location in mid-feb / early march 2019 please do get in touch

Details at http://julianpriest.org/twoi

[apologies for x-posting]




Thomas King Observatory, 40 Salamanca Road, Wellington 6012, NZ

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