Feeds

El Reg to launch space payload

Yes, but what, exactly?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Seven Steps to Software Security

Competition Our report today into the successful test of a Cambridge University "Spaceflight" project experimental electronics package - which was carried by helium balloon to a heady 32.2km (105,600ft) - contains the provocative idea that El Reg might like to contribute something to a future payload.

The offer was made by project founder Carl Morland, who left open the question as to what this "something" might be. Accordingly, we've decided to throw this one over to you lot.

There's no prize in this particular competition, other than the sheer kudos of contributing to the advancement of civilisation. You should bear in mind that weight is the big issue here, so we're not going to be sending up a space-based laser weapon, tempting as it might be. Neither are we going to respond to emails reading "Do us all a favour and send [insert name of least favourite Reg hack] into oblivion..."

Other than that, we're open to your suggestions. Email them me direct (lester.haines@theregister.co.uk) and we'll publish a round-up of the best in a couple of weeks and offer all readers the chance to vote for the overall winner in an online poll. Simple as that. ®

The Power of One eBook: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

More from The Register

next story
Bad back? Show some spine and stop popping paracetamol
Study finds common pain-killer doesn't reduce pain or shorten recovery
Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 claimed lives of HIV/AIDS cure scientists
Researchers, advocates, health workers among those on shot-down plane
World Solar Challenge contender claims new speed record
One charge sees Sunswift travel 500kms at over 100 km/h
Mwa-ha-ha-ha! Eccentric billionaire Musk gets his PRIVATE SPACEPORT
In the Lone Star State, perhaps appropriately enough
SMELL YOU LATER, LOSERS – Dumbo tells rats, dogs... humans
Junk in the trunk? That's what people have
All those new '5G standards'? Here's the science they rely on
Radio professor tells us how wireless will get faster in the real world
The Sun took a day off last week and made NO sunspots
Someone needs to get that lazy star cooking again before things get cold around here
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Prevent sensitive data leakage over insecure channels or stolen mobile devices.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.