At the recent CubeSat Developer’s Workshop at Cal Poly, we heard a rumor that somebody had launched a CubeSat made from Legos.

Unfortunately, the Lego-1 CubeSat appears to be a hoax – an April Fool’s joke.

Although no one has yet built a CubeSat structure out of Legos yet, a team of International Space University students at NASA Ames Research Center did build a prototype satellite that uses Lego NXT electronics. It made the cover of Make magazine in October 2010.

We hope someone does build a CubeSat out of Legos soon, though, because. Just because.

Written by Astro1 on April 20th, 2012 , Nanosatellites

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